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Documentary Explores Man Behind Some of the Most Iconic Ads

There's a slick veneer to ads that come out of the advertising agency, Sterling-Cooper, the fictional firm of the show Mad Men. Chicago has its own Don Draper, sort of. Joe Sedelmaier is the man behind such iconic commercials of the early-'80s as the fast-talking FedEx man and one for a restaurant, the slogan to which later became a political campaign slogan. Sedelmaier's longtime collaborator is Marsie Wallach. Over the years, she's served as his producer, business manager and friend She's out now with a new documentary looking back at Sedelmaier's career. It's called Point of View: A Retrospective. Sedelmaier and Wallach discuss the documentary, and Sedelmaier' advertising career.

On Screen:
Point of View: A Retrospective
Tonight, October 23 at 8:15 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center

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