Courtesy Moments: After You

John Marriott

1998, 03:42 minutes, colour, English


Courtesy is the Aesthetic in this absurd, earnest short. Courtesy Moments: After You presents a crash course on the Art of Courtesy.
Narrated by a uniformed host, in the format of a public service message, it begins with a look at past examples of Art Courtesy, such as The Free Shoe-Shine with Yellow Paint. The host then moves to the main feature of
Courtesy Moments: After You. Touring busy locations in the downtown core of Toronto, our guide stands in various line-ups and then lets people go ahead of him, to provide them with a surprise taste of Courtesy.
A sequel to Art that says Hello, this video too is dead-pan, humorous, and accompanied by a Tom Waits-esque theme song, and has prompted laughter and cheers at various screenings.

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