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Watch: Not Everyone Gets to Be Happy in NSFW Trailer for Tribeca Premiere ‘The Happy Film’

Watch: Not Everyone Gets to Be Happy in NSFW Trailer for Tribeca Premiere 'The Happy Film'


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Seven years in the making, “The Happy Film” follows director and acclaimed graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister in his quest to train himself to be happy. Instead, he found out how profoundly unhappy he really is. 

The filmmakers describe the film as follows: “Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister is
doing well. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has
success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones,
Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects
there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design
project. Can he re-design his personality to become a better person? Is
it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues 3 controlled
experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the
way. But real life creeps in and confounds the process: art, sex, love,
and death prove impossible to disentangle. His unique designs and
painfully personal experiences mark a journey that travels closer to
himself than ever intended.”

The documentary was directed Sagmeister, Ben Nabors (“Actor Seeks Role”) and Hillman Curtis (“Ride, Rise, Roar”).

“The Happy Film” will have its world premiere in the World Documentary Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 16.

Check out our exclusive trailer for the film above and the poster below.

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