When The Sopranos ended its legendary run in 2007, many wondered when the next great piece of American television would arise. Mere months later Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men came to the small screen to answer that call. This legendary drama follows a group of characters navigating personal and societal issues in the 1960s, through the lens of a Madison Avenue advertising agency. Smart, sexy, stylish, hilarious and heart breaking, Mad Men quickly became one of the biggest TV shows on the planet; winning multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTA’s and the Peabody Award for outstanding contribution to American Culture.
This event begins with an exclusive video introduction from Mad Men & The Sopranos producer Scott Hornbacher.
Pilot Light TV Festival present a special big screen 10th anniversary showing of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’, the pilot episode of Mad Men, which is widely regarded as one of best pieces of television in history.
This screening will be followed by a panel of Mad Men experts discussing the show, its continued relevance and legacy in television; chaired by Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance the University of Salford, UK and co-founder of Mad Men: The Conference.