Soviet Commercials of 60-80s screening & party


I’m gonna be spinning some Russian retro pop from “Melodiya” records for a change. But more importantly: it’s a great program of wacky Soviet ads, come and see for yourself! On Sunday, March 21, 2010, 5:00pm at Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach.

St.Petersburg Studio of Documentary Films & with support of present: «Soviet Commercials of 60-80s». The program was compiled by «Diafilm» Festival of Retro Advertising. It includes rare footage produced by then Leningrad Studio of Documentary Films in 60-80s. Themes vary, as the featured spots include those social advertising ads produced for Department of Health and Education, Police and Fire Department, along with commercials for electronics and appliances, umbrellas and coat buttons. Before late 60s there was no TV advertising in USSR, and filmmakers tasked with creating it had to “re-invent the wheel”. As a result Soviet advertising had its very unique face. Its goal was not so much in “pushing” a product, as to convey a feeling of happiness, comfort, and wonderful life ahead. 

The evening will also feature mini exhibit of vintage advertising calendars & after-party with DJ Spacedog spinning “Melodiya” records of 80s Russian pop.

Tickets $10. More info on Facebook

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