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Helvetica

Directed by Gary Hustwit

The directorial debut of Gary Hustwit (producer of the award-winning Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) focuses on one of the most ubiquitous typefaces in the world. Through rare interviews with a range of illustrious graphic designers and typographers, including Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, and Experimental Jetset, Helvetica tracks a typeface drawn by a little-known Swiss designer from the late 1950s to the present. An encore screening will begin at 9:30pm. 2007, U.S., video, 80 minutes.

A discussion with the director follows the May 31, 7:00 pm screening.

UPDATE: With the high interest in Gary Hustwit’s film Helvetica, which quickly sold out two shows, the Walker has added an additional screening on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm. Director Gary Hustwit will not be present at this screening.

For more information about the film, visit helveticafilm.com.

Funding

Target Free Thursday Nights is sponsored by Target.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities, supports the Walker Art Center.