Friday, April 28, 2017

Chattanooga Film Festival 2017: 24x36 - A Movie about Movie Posters

Once again, I was able to return to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria!  I love cinema in all of its forms, so the Chattanooga Film Festival is one of my favorite times of year because I spend four days being surrounded by movies and fellow film lovers!  To get a sense of why I love the Chattanooga Film Festival so much, read my post from the start of my coverage of the 2016 Chattanooga Film Festival (found here)...every word of it still holds true!

We already did an overview episode on Mass Listeria (found at, but for the next several episodes of The Gargyle Podcast, I'll be providing reviews of each of the films that I saw individually.  Up next in my coverage of the 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival is:  24x36 - A Movie about Movie Posters

I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for 24x36 - A Movie about Movie Posters was:
Among our most prized possessions in the CFF office is a limited edition poster of one of our all-time favorite films, Repo Man.  That alone could explain why we wanted to show this documentary that explores the birth, death and resurrection of illustrated movie poster art.  But there's a better reason:  24x36 is as entertaining as it is informative, the hallmarks of any good documentary.  Through interviews with a number of key art personalities from the last four decades, 24x36 aims to answer the question:  What happened to the illustrated movie poster?  Where did it disappear to, and why?  In the mid 2000s, filling the void left behind by Hollywood's abandonment of illustrated movie posters, independent artists and galleries began selling limited-edition, screen-printed posters, a movement that quickly exploded into a booming industry with prints selling out online in seconds, inspiring Hollywood studios to take notice of illustration in movie posters once more.

I saw 21 feature films, short films, partial films, or live shows during the Chattanooga Film Festival!  So, be sure to check back soon for more of my CFF coverage!  And if you enjoy movies, conventions, comics, games, cartoons, Star Wars, horror, or just about anything sure to keep coming back for all things geekery!!  In the meantime, follow me here, on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube and be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!

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