Canal presents Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987) at ak28

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 20, 2007 09:40 CET

Canal presents Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987) at ak28 Thursday 22 February ak28, Krukmakargatan 28, Stockholm 20:30-23:00 screening, presentation and bar

The film is a morality tale about a young stockbroker Bud Fox (Charlie
Sheen) and his attempt to scramble to the top in 1980s New York. The plot is centred on Bud's relationship to high-powered (but ruthless and greedy) broker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) whose expounds a "Greed is Good" philosophy. When he's not asset stripping companies Gekko collects art, and so for Bud art and interior decoration become vehicles with which to gain acceptance within the (ultimately immoral) Capitalist elite that he wishes to enter.

This film screening is being shown as part of the discussion 'Money Changes
Everything: the impact of commerce on the artist-run space' at Supermarket 2007, on Friday 23rd February, 3-6pm (see info below).

Canal formed in May 2006 with the aim of presenting a range of activities including discussions, screenings and performances. It was originally based in a dedicated space on Vyner Street, East London, but is now a peripatetic organisation hosted by different venues according to the project in hand. As an informal group of artists and curators, Canal acts as a framework to generate a programme which is specifically not exhibition-led and which incorporates practitioners from other creative fields in addition to the visual arts. Canal is Anna Colin, Matthew Darbyshire, Gareth Jones, Sarah McCrory and Olivia Plender.
Diana Kaur
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Adress: Krukmakargatan 28, SE-11852 Stockholm
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