Lost Films Poster Art Show



What would Alfred Hitchcock’s James Bond have looked like? Or Orson Welles’ Heart of Darkness… or even Tim Burton’s Superman? Soon, we will see a glimpse of these lost films.


Des Moines Film Society and The University of Iowa Atrium are proud to present the Lost Films Poster Art Show, Friday June 10 from 5-7:30pm at the University of Iowa Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave.


Update: The show will continue as part of Art Week.


Tuesday, June 21, 6-9pm: We will be in our own offices, 304 15th St., Suite 201, as part of the Fitch Building Summer Open Studios.

Friday-Saturday, June 24-25: We will be on display as part of the Art Terrarium skywalk pop-up at Kaleidoscope at the Hub, 555 Walnut St.


UPDATE: The show will continue June 11-12 at Flix Brewhouse, 3800 Merle Hay Road (in the Merle Hay Mall).


Throughout film history, many film projects have been conceived, written, maybe even partially filmed, but never finished. This show will feature original, one-of-a-kind posters which imagine what these lost films might have looked like, created by a select group of local designers. Each poster will be a limited edition of just 35 copies, which will be for sale for $35 each. Proceeds are split between the designer and the nonprofit Des Moines Film Society.


At the show Opening, each poster will be displayed along with information about the lost film project it represents. The Opening will also feature light refreshments and a cash bar.


If you are a designer interested in creating a poster for the show, e-mail ben@desmoinesfilm.org with links to some of your portfolio work NO LATER than May 20. We will reply with more specifics about the show if you are selected.