BASHA: FILM POSTERS

Date/Time
Date(s) - Fri. Jul. 26, 2013 - Sun. Aug. 4, 2013
12:00 am

Location
J.A. de Seve Cinema,

Instructor
Daniel Bird

Admission

BASHA: FILM POSTERS
Rare North American Exhibit as part of the Fantasia Film Festival
Co-presented by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and Spectacular Optical

Friday July 26-Sunday August 4, 2013
J.A. de Seve Cinema Foyer
Talk by Daniel Bird: Friday July 26, 3:30pm-4:30-pm

Barbara ‘Basia’ Baranowska – best known in North America for her poster for Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION – is the unsung hero of Polish poster art. Whereas the likes of Jan Lenica developed a distinct, often instantly recognizable style, Barbara Baranowska was a chameleon (as reflected in her alternating use of ‘Basia’, ‘Basha’ and ‘Bacha’ as her professional name). She donned a variety of graphic personae – from the sometimes brutal cut outs of her early Polish book jackets to voluptuous, almost psychedelic surrealism of her French film posters.

-Text by Curator Daniel Bird