AIGA Summer Film Series

AGIA West Michigan Presents: The Happy Film

AIGA WM is proud to host a three-part event series to bring the design community together through feature-length films. Each film highlights a different aspect of Graphic Design, and will be screened at local Grand Rapids venues. Receptions at favorite watering-holes to follow. Stay connected on AIGA
WM’s social media accounts to learn more about each film!


The Happy Film

Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister is doing well. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design project. Can he redesign his personality to become a better person? Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues 3 controlled experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the way. But real life creeps in and confounds the process: art, sex, love, and death prove impossible to disentangle. His unique designs and painfully personal experiences mark a journey that travels closer to himself than ever intended.

Directed By: Stefan Sagmeister | Ben Nabor
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 93 Minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Origin: USA | Austria | France | Indonesia | U
UICA Members: $4, Public: $8

When & Where
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM