Brillo Box (3¢ Off)


Part of Arthouse Theatre Day 2017, featuring special screenings, exclusive giveaways, film-related prizes, food trucks and more! Attend all 4 Arthouse Theatre Day screenings on Sept. 24, and you’ll get a free Arthouse Theatre Day t-shirt!

Presented by the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Don’t miss the Southwest Theatrical Premiere of the acclaimed HBO Documentary Film, Brillo Box (3¢ Off), written and directed by UA School of  Theatre, Film & Television faculty member Lisanne Skyler. The 40 minute film, as seen exclusively on HBO, will be followed by a conversation with Skyler and Loft Cinema Program Director, Jeff Yanc. FREE mini-Brillo Boxes will be available while supplies last!

“With a fun, disarming attitude that surely Warhol himself would admire, Brillo Box (3¢ Off) has an accessibility that few discussions of fine art ever do.” – Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest

In 1969, director Lisanne Skyler’s parents bought an Andy Warhol Brillo Box for $1,000. An exact replica of the popular Brillo soap pad product package, Warhol’s Brillo Boxes were at first dismissed by the art world. Forty years later, in 2010, the same sculpture sold for over $3,000,000 at a record-breaking Christie’s auction. Blending humorous personal narrative with Pop Art history, Brillo Box (3¢ Off) follows an Andy Warhol sculpture as it makes its way from a New York family’s living room to the contemporary global art market, exploring the ephemeral nature of art and value and the decisions that shape family history. Brillo Box(3¢ Off), an official selection of the 54th New York Film Festival, debuted on HBO August 7, 2017, and is now exclusively available on HBO. (Dir. by Lisanne Skyler, 2017, USA, 40 mins., Not Rated)

Lisanne Skyler, UA School of Theatre, Film and Television associate professor, is the writer and director of critically-acclaimed fiction and documentary films, including the feature Getting to Know You (1999 Sundance Film Festival, 1999 Venice Film Festival), the South Central LA documentary, No Loans Today (1995 Sundance Film Festival), and the HBO Documentary Film, Brillo Box (3¢ Off). Skyler is the recipient of a FIPRESCI award, a Film Independent Spirit Award “Someone to Watch” nomination, and the Showtime Tony Cox Award for her 1970s coming of age film, Capture the Flag. She has appeared on KCRW’s The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, and been profiled on the PBS series, Independent View. Skyler recently wrote and directed the short film, A Few Things About Robert Irwin, about pioneering Light and Space artist Robert Irwin, for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Poster courtesy of HBO.