Brillo Box (3¢ Off)

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And Then They Came for Us/Brillo Box (3¢ off)
Sequoia 2 Sat, May 13, 2017 4:00 PM
In this duo of art-centric films, explore a trove of Dorothea Lange photographs of Japanese-Americans interned during WWII and follow the 40-year journey of an Andy Warhol sculpture from a family living room to the auction block.
Film Info
Running Time:40 min.
Director:Lisanne Skyler
Producer:Lisanne Skyler
Judith Black
Screenwriter:Lisanne Skyler
Cinematographer:Lisa Rinzler
Byron Shah
Minos Papas
Editor:Jeanna French
Geof Bartz


Art-market enlightenment is guaranteed as award-winning filmmaker and former Bay Area resident Lisanne Skyler muses about the once emerging Andy Warhol and his sculpture Brillo Box (3 cents off), purchased in 1969 by her parents during the heyday of abstract expressionism and pop art. This highly personal and irreverent film follows the artwork's 40-year journey from her parent’s’ living room to the auction block where, in 2010, it fetched an astounding sum.

Additional Information

Lisanne Skyler is the writer/director of the HBO Documentary film Brillo Box (3¢ off), the South Central LA documentary No Loans Today (1995 Sundance Film Festival, POV/PBS) and the fiction films Getting to Know You (1999 Sundance Film Festival, Dramatic Competition; 1999 Venice Film Festival) and Capture the Flag (2010 Hamptons International Film Festival; Nantucket Film Festival Showtime Award for Short Screenplay). Skyler was recently commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to write and direct A Few Things About Robert Irwin for the LACMA Art+Film series. Brillo Box (3¢ off) was an official selection of the 54th New York Film Festival and debuts on HBO in the summer of 2017.