GHANA MOVIE POSTER SHOW
When rural West African villagers in the 80’s and 90’s wanted to watch a movie they’d visit a “video club,” a generator powered, outdoor A/V rig that featured the latest Bollywood, Nollywood, and Hollywood hits on VHS. Without access to commercial printers entrepreneurs promoted upcoming screenings with handpainted posters that more often than not presented a bizarre take on the movie being advertised given that the local artist commissioned typically hadn’t seen the film. As more “video clubs” popped up competition for moviegoers heightened as did the intensity of sex and violence (and surrealism) in those posters. Ghanaian movie poster art inspired the theme for Sleeping Giant Fest 2017, and thanks to a partnership with Deadly Prey Gallery we will highlight these original works of cinema infused outsider art at all festival venues.