Come one, come all! Not only is tomorrow night the opening of our Polish film poster exhibition (at Steam Whistle from 7pm to 11pm), it’s also the day during which YouNxt will be screening The Other Side of the Poster, a documentary film about the history and evolution of Polish film posters.
This film comes to us courtesy of the Polish Consulate in Toronto and Kalejdoskop Film Studio in Poland. It is the film’s NORTH AMERICAN debut and YouNxt is thrilled to be a part of it. Later this year it will also appear at EKRAN (The Toronto Polish Film Festival.)
The Other Side of the Poster
Directed by Marcin Latałło
Produced by Wojciech Szczudło – Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop
The Other Side of the Poster is the first documentary about one of the most important graphic movements of the XXth Century: the Polish Poster School which became a world-wide phenomena in the 1960-70’s and influenced graphic artists the world over.
Polish film posters put art over commerce. They captured the essence of the film in one iconic image. They also expressed the freedom of their creators in communist times and often linked to cultural and historical events.
Looking back now, Polish film posters tell the story of post-war Poland, of censorship in the communist times and the ways artists found to bypass it.
*** Join us from 6pm to 7pm for the screening at Steam Whistle Gallery just prior to the opening reception of the poster exhibition. We’re very excited and hope you are too! See you tomorrow night.***