Gucci, SS22, Love Parade made by January Productions and Rascal Post, directed by Mert & Marcus, 2022 / Images Courtesy the British Arrows
2023 British Arrows Awards
December 1–31, 2023
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, USA

With brilliant creativity, wry wit, and emotional twists and turns, the British Arrows Awards is a perennially entertaining Walker holiday tradition. Celebrating the latest creative trends in moving image advertising, this year’s program finds Daniel Craig sashaying through a swanky Parisian hotel, Miley Cyrus crowd-surfing at a Gucci party, and Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) and John Boyega (Star Wars) doing awkward improv. Run time: 74 minutes.

Raise a glass to the British Arrows Awards! Opening night screening tickets include a festive pre-show drink. Board chair Simon Cooper (Academy Films) will introduce the screening.

The program includes mature content, including a national public health campaign on suicide prevention that closes the program.

  • Mary Ellen Mark: Encounters
    Steidl / C/O Berlin

    The images of American photographer Mary Ellen Mark are icons of documentary and humanistic photography. Focusing her camera on the socially disadvantaged and those on the fringes of society, she told the stories of her protagonists without prejudice. In the context of the emerging women’s movement in the USA during the 1960s and 70s, and as a freelance photographer at a time when print media was suffering its first major crisis, Mark fought her way to the forefront of female voices in photojournalism. (more…)

  • Adraint Khadafhi Bereal: The Black Yearbook
    4 Color Books / Penguin Random House

    When photographer Adraint Bereal graduated from the University of Texas, he self-published an impressive volume of portraits, personal statements, and interviews that explored UT’s campus culture and offered an intimate look at the lives of Black students matriculating within a majority white space. Bereal’s work was inspired by his first photo exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, entitled 1.7, that unearthed the experiences of the 925 Black men that made up just 1.7% of UT’s total 52,000 student body. (more…)