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Screening: The Happy Film

Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister sets out to analyze, define and capture happiness but ends up creating something “about what a mess life really is.”

The autobiographical gives you an insight into the prominent designer’s work and home life as well as exploring medication, meditation and therapy.

The film does contain nudity and strong language, viewer discretion is advised.

Sun 26. May - 18.00 - 20.00 - The Steps Theatre - FREE

Full Description

Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister 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.

Join us for a screening of the Happy film at the Steps Theatre in the Dundee Central Library on Sunday 26 May.


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