Location: Bartos Screening Room
With Penny Lane in person
Dir. Penny Lane. 2016, 79 mins. Digital projection. Preceded by Kitsch Is a Beautiful Lie (2004, 2 mins.), Just Add Water: The Story of the Amazing Live Sea Monkeys (2011, 16 mins.). Released in the Spring of 2016, when the unlikely election of real-estate mogul Donald Trump was just an ominous threat, Nuts! is an inventive mostly animated documentary about legendary huckster Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, who rose to untold fame and wealth in Depression-era America by selling a cure for male impotence made from goat testicles. As Lane unravels this fascinating story, she entertains us while revealing the disturbingly powerful role of salesmanship in our culture and our politics.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)
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