Can advertising have artistic merits? Many would say yes. And while we may roll our eyes while attempting to ignore car, fast food, and cat litter commercials on a regular basis, we figure there must be a reason that some people freak out over the commercials that run during the Oscars and the Super Bowl (seriously, though, why?). But there is something undeniably entertaining about watching commercials from other countries. You can see for yourself once again when the Walker screens the best and brightest in British television advertising throughout the holiday season. There are commercials featuring celebs like Angelica Houston, Snoop Dog, and Rob Lowe; retro airline commercials from the '80s (what they would probably give to go back to that era); and, of course, lots of that thing that Americans fear yet Europeans barely blink an eye at: nudity. For the full Brit experience, stop in to the Walker Pub where they will be serving up Scotch eggs, cranberry bread pudding, and British cocktails (they have Pimm's!). Call or visit the website for showtimes.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 4. Continues through Jan. 2, 2009