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MiamiFF32 Official Poster

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  • The official poster for the 32nd edition features legendary writer, producer, actor, and director Orson Welles strolling the Miami Beach boardwalk in 1943.
  • 24”’ x 36” standard poster size, matte finish
  • Packaged in cardboard poster tube
SKU: MIFF32P. Category: .

Product Description

The official poster for the 32nd edition features legendary writer, producer, and director Orson Welles strolling the Miami Beach boardwalk in 1943. Adding a layer of Welles-ian mystery, the photographer of this remarkable 70-year-old image is unknown. So whodunit? The Festival invites the public to help solve this mystery as it gears up for its international film premieres and festival activities taking place March 6 – 15, 2015.

The image of Welles walking in Miami Beach is a multi-dimensional thrill-ride of potential descriptors for locals: pride, nostalgia, iconography, legends, celebrities, classics, vintage, and the beauty of our beaches. The Festival’s dynamic slate of films and distinguished filmmakers featured in the past 32 years illustrates that Miami has long been a mecca for the greatest artists of our time—filing in for inspiration, collaboration and relaxation, following in the footsteps of the giants who have come before.

Miami’s allure has always attracted the famous and the Festival is honored to associate this vintage image with Miami’s passion for the arts and quality films.  With 2015 being the centenary of Welles’ birth, a surge of Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Othello, Touch of Evil, The Trial and Chimes at Midnight – will take place in and around next year’s Miami International Film Festival.

Documentarian Chuck Workman will release Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, featuring pristine film clips and behind the scenes video of the artist’s entire career.  And in May 2015, Welles’s last unfinished film, The Other Side of the Wind, will finally be released after four decades of behind the scenes drama; a film which cinema buffs consider to be the most famous movie never released. A movie within a movie, The Other Side of the Wind chronicles the comeback attempt of an aging maverick director played by John Huston, with a supporting cast including Susan Strasberg, Lilli Palmer, and Dennis Hopper, with Peter Bogdanovich playing an up-and-coming director. While Welles obsessively worked on the film during the last 15 years of his life, successfully assembling 45 minutes of edited work print, original producer Frank Marshall and Peter Bogdanovich will finally finish cutting the film based upon Welles’s own notes, utilizing over 1,000 canisters of impeccably directed film Welles left in Paris before his death in 1985. The blessing for Marshall and Bogdanovich to do so finally earned Welles’ heirs permission wh en producers successfully argued that the film’s release would properly celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Welles’ birth.

Poster design created by: Ruxly

Poster image obtained from History Miami archives.

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