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Director: Hillman Curtis

The Happy Film

The Happy Film

A special Vancouver screening of THE HAPPY FILM, hosted by co-director Stefan Sagmeister and presented in association with RGD.

Q&A with Stefan Sagmeister to follow.

Doors 5:30 pm | Film 6:30 pm

*Please note: This event is SOLD OUT. Please arrive early / on time in order to ensure a great seat!

New York designer Stefan Sagmeister lives in the city of his dreams, and creates work for the likes of the Rolling Stones and Jay-Z. Business is good, creative juices are flowing, and yet he suspects there must be more to life. Sagmeister takes on the daunting project of changing his personality by trying to figure out the causes of happiness. On the advice of a trusted psychologist Sagmeister experiments with three different approaches: meditation, therapy, and drugs. THE HAPPY FILM follows his pursuit, and all that he encounters along the way: joy, ecstasy, heartbreak, change, love, and death.

THE HAPPY FILM (Hillman Curtis, Ben Nabors, Stefan Sagmeister / 2016 / 95 mins) A feature-length documentary in which graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s possible for a person to have a meaningful impact on their own happiness.

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