Why Man Creates

  • October 5, 2018 / 19:00
  • October 30, 2018 / 19:00

Director: Saul Bass
Cast: Paul Saltman
USA, 1970, 25', color
English, Spanish with Turkish subtitles
 
A series of explorations, episodes and comments on creativity by Saul Bass, a master of conceptual design, this film is one of the most highly regarded short films ever produced. Humor, satire and irony are combined with serious questions about the creative process and how it comes into play for different individuals. A fascinating cornucopia of trenchant ideas and important truths, it is stimulating and enjoyable for a very broad spectrum of ages and interests.
 
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