UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA, CANADA
Run Time: 82 minutes

24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS
24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS
24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS
24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS

In the early days of cinema, and even into the 80s, movie posters were works of art. Often designed by brilliant illustrators, they were sometimes more memorable than the films themselves. Many of the artists who made these masterpieces were unknown to the general public due to film companies prohibiting them from including their signature. This restriction led such artists as John Alvin to find unique ways to hide his name within the poster. In the 90s, things began to change as technology presented new tools for creating posters. There was a shift from illustrations to photoshopped heads of the film’s star actors. As you’ll see in 24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS, this bland tactic became hilariously overused. While the industry moved on, die-hard movie fans took their love of illustrated poster art to the internet, leading to a highly competitive collectors’ market. This inspired young artists to revive the artform, designing new posters for vintage flicks as well as for today’s independent films. Featuring local movie poster connoisseur Matthew Chojnacki—author of the Alternative Movie Posters books—this lively documentary explores the history of this illustrated art form and its unexpected comeback. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 9:50 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Sidebar
FILM IS ART

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

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Poster Passion: Cleveland Native Crazy for Movie Art

Director
Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is a filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He studied digital film and television production at Toronto Film School. He's the owner of Post No Jokes Productions.

Filmography
24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS (2016)

Producers
David Lawson, Graham Lee, Andrea Butler, Richard Chan, Kevin Burke

Cinematography
Richard Chan, Kevin Burke

Editing
Kevin Burke

Film Sponsor

Kent State University Museum

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