Movie Poster Art Finally Gets A Documentary In The “Officially Limited” Trailer
The world of movie poster collectors comes into gaze in John Otterbacher’s independent documentary “Officially Limited”. With the rise of Mondo and Gallary 1988 movie posters have never been more sought after, but what’s the fine line between art and commerce.
Check out the trailer, synopsis and website links below.
The film is nearing completion and, to do so, has an IndieGoGo page up which you can access at that link.
There they give a little more background on what’s been done, here’s Otterbacher:
Am I making this film because I’m personally interested in pop art? Absolutely. It wouldn’t be any good if I weren’t. There’s more to it though as this culture is rich in different approaches to business and this gray area where art, marketing, and merchandising collide. I think it is an important discussion to be had and I am trying to cover all the angles. Most people I have interviewed have either had strong beliefs and approaches to this or they are not sure. I do not pretend that Officially Limited is going to have all the answers but I think it will spark discussion and maybe some clarity can com out of that.
Having been an educator for the better part of a decade, I’m hoping this film can be an accessible introduction for students to the delicate world of intellectual property, copyright, licensing, fair use, and appropriational art. Nothing would make me happier then to know that this film was being shown in classes and that it might spark in interest in this area.
Thanks to the always excellent http://www.slashfilm.com/ for the heads up on the trailer