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KINOTEKA: The Art of the Film Poster: Screening, Q&A + Workshop

KINOTEKA: The Art of the Film Poster: Screening, Q&A + Workshop

24 Mar 2018

The screening is followed by a Q&A with Andrzej Klimowski, hosted by Adrian Shaughnessy
The workshop and the screening are ticketed separately. Tickets for the film are available on this page, while tickets to the workshop are available here

KINOTEKA proudly welcomes this year's festival poster artist, veteran Polish designer Andrzej Klimowski, for an exclusive poster workshop with the man himself, alongside a screening of the seminal documentary Commissioned: The Art of the Film Poster followed by a Q&A.  

In the mid-1970s, Klimowski's fearlessly original artwork caught the eye of leading Polish theatre and film companies, for whom he designed some of the period's most influential and iconic posters. The London-born artist, who moved to Poland at a time when many Eastern Europeans dreamed of going West, went on to create posters for works by filmmakers and playwrights from Martin Scorsese to Robert Altman, Samuel Beckett to Bertolt Brecht.  

Drawing on folk art, Polish Surrealism and the work of his mentor at the Warsaw Academy, Henryk Tomaszewski, Klimowski uses techniques including photomontage and linocut to create posters that are filled with metaphor, drama and originality.  

The event begins with an intimate workshop where the master works with the participants to create original film artwork, followed by the screening of Commissioned: The Art of the Film Poster. The evening concludes with a Q&A with Andrzej Klimowski hosted by Adrian Shaughnessy, and a launch of the book Klimowski Poster Book organised in partnership with publisher Self Made Hero.

  • Poster Making Workshop, 2pm A workshop run by Andrzej Klimowski aimed at filmmakers who want to create a poster for their upcoming film or event. Please bring some images or inspirations from your own film/work and you'll get the chance to work with Klimowski as a guide in creating a poster or artwork for your current film. Capacity for 30 people only. Tickets booked separately   
  • Commissioned: The Art of the Polish Film Poster, 4pm If you ever wondered about how posters for film and theatre have developed throughout the decades, then this is the documentary for you. Providing a look at the origins of the movement in Poland, the documentary also gives context to the cultural relevance of this type of design. Featuring interviews with directors and designers including Martin Scorsese, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda, Milton Glaser and more.  

Commissioned: The Art of the Polish Film Poster, dirs Simon Goodrick and Alicia Suszka-Fielder, Poland/UK/USA 2013, 60 min

Take advantage of this special multibuy offer for KINOTEKA: if you purchase tickets for 2 or 3 screenings, pay a discounted rate of £9 (full price)/£7 (concessions)/£6 (ICA Members) per ticket, and if you purchase a ticket for all four KINOTEKA events, pay only £8/£6/£5 per ticket

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