Film festival life has brightened considerably now that the New York Film Festival has unveiled its glorious poster for this year’s event – the 58th.
Designed by “Pope of Trash” John Waters, NYFF describe it as “a fond tribute and witty parody of the historic festival, poking fun at the long-held stereotypes, valid critiques, and presumed pomp and circumstance of the annual Lincoln Center event.”
Waters himself said: “Since none of my films were ever chosen to be in the New York Film Festival, I was thrilled to be asked to design this year’s poster. I always knew I’d get my ass in there somehow!”
NYFF also asked him to come up with a double bill for the festival, and he hasn’t disappointed. Called John Waters Presents: Art Movie Hell at the Drive-In, the double bill includes Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.
Find out more, including how to order your own copy of the poster, on the NYFF website here.