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Art of the Prank - Community Screenings

For Individuals, Organizations, Corporations, Governments, and Grass Roots Screenings
Starting at $125

Directed & Produced by Andrea Marini Produced by Judy Drosd & Michele Malfetta

85 minutes

Scene Selection • Closed Captioned

Grades 11 - Adult
Item #:AOP-1127

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Venue/Room Size 21-99: $225
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From Smoke and Mirrors to Positive Social Change: Turn Your Concerns into Creative Action and Make a Difference

Everbody has a good idea, but do they know how to bring it to life? Joey Skaggs is a notorious American counter culture artist and activiest who uses viral marketing and guerilla tactics to make hilarious and meaningful social commentary. His influence around the world is legendary.

Screen Art of the Prank and bring Joey to do an in-person or Skype Q&A.

Audiences are riveted by this engaging and hilarious film. Give them the opportunity to meet Joey and learn from a true master how to combine art, advertising, public relations, and creative thinking to launch a targeted and dynamic campaign about issues that are meaningful to them.

As an international speaker and former college instructor at New York's School of Visual Arts, he has many years of experience guiding people to develop and implement affordable, practical, and creative actions that can stand out and make a difference!

Whatever the discipline, profession, or background -- whether it's writing, fine art, performance, cultural studies, or political science -- Joey Skaggs will help participants identify the social issues that concern them, analyze their target audience, and conceive a plan for social action. If they have something they want to say, Joey Skaggs will teach them how to make it attractive so it gets noticed in the crowded information marketplace.

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Taking audiences on a wild ride, this emotional and humorous award-winning documentary from filmmaker Andrea Marini follows the evolution of American counterculture artist Joey Skaggs, a fierce proponent of independent thinking and an early critic of media irresponsibility. For decades, he has used carefully crafted messages to fool journalists into publishing topical but outrageous stories that, when revealed as a satirical hoax, make stunning social commentary. His work is more relevant today than ever. One of America's most notorious social satirists and media activists, he is famed for such media fictions on the Celebrity Sperm Bank Auction, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and Portofess (a mobile confessional booth). In this critically acclaimed film, Marini interweaves fascinating archival footage with a singularly unforgettable moment when Skaggs attempts to pull off the most demanding media hoax of his career.

The resulting film is an emotional journey of will and determination following the evolution of an artist who has dedicated his life to seeking social change by relentlessly challenging the status quo. Filmed in New York, Connecticut, London, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and with unprecedented access to the man and his archives, the 85-minute documentary reveals the man behind the curtain, interweaving his current unfolding hoax with a look behind-the-scenes at some of his classic performance pieces.

Preview link available upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information
Art of the Prank - Community Screenings
Art of the Prank - Community Screenings

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