Downey Talks

Bob Downey talks to Glenn Kenny about his work after a showing of Putney Swope at Waterside Plaza NYC.

By Irish America Staff
March / April 2019

Nowadays people think of Bob Downey as actor Robert Downey, Jr.’s father, but back in the ’60s and ’70s he was celebrated for his avant-garde movies – most notably, his 1969 satire Putney Swope, a send-up of both Madison Avenue and American race relations. After a screening of Putney Swope in N.Y.C. recently, Downey sat down with Glenn Kenny, the film critic and journalist, to discuss what has now become a cult classic. Downey said he’s happy his work has found younger fans. ♦

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