Louisiana Movie Poster Pop-Up Show at STAA

A Louisiana Movie Poster Pop-Up Show will present graphic images that have allowed the world to imagine Louisiana through film. The exhibit will be on view with extended hours from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St. in downtown Covington. Admission is free.
 
The exhibit will feature original posters from movies that filmed in St. Tammany, ranging from the 1956 film Swamp Women, to the 2018 Academy Award-winning Green Book. The posters, stills and trailers are from international collectors and authors Ed and Susan Poole.
 
Ed Poole will use these images, which are known as film accessories, to give an entertaining presentation on Louisiana Film History from 3-4 p.m., Saturday, June 22 in the STAA's Miriam Barranger Gallery.
 
The public is invited to see the exhibit and presentation and take pictures on the red carpet in front of the Louisiana Movie Wall. The gallery will remain open from 5 to 8:30 p.m. during the Kokomo Stroll throughout downtown Covington.
 
There will be international renditions, such as the German poster for the James Bond 1973 classic Live and Let Die and the Japanese poster for the 1982 horror film Cat People, which both filmed in Slidell; and the British posters for the 2012 indie hit Beasts of the Southern Wild and the 1997 film Eve’s Bayou, which both filmed in Madisonville.

The Pooles are international collectors and film accessory researchers who have archived more than 8,000 movie posters of films made in Louisiana. They have helped preserve the history of the America's first movie theater, Vitascope Hall, built in 1896 in New Orleans, and helped in the development of the first stage of the Louisiana Film Trail for the state Department of Tourism. Their books include "Crescent City Movie Posters" and "Louisiana Film History" and a repository of images and information at www.hollywoodonthebayou.com.
 
The program marks the beginning of a new partnership between the nonprofit St. Tammany Art Association and the Pontchartrain Film Festival to bring media arts programming to all ages. More than 80 prints of the Louisiana’s iconic movie posters will be on sale, with proceeds to benefit the new partnership.
 
The pop-up exhibit will be followed by a new series in July titled Film Talks, that will bring noted film professors to the STAA Art House Gallery for informal conversations on film. Imagine film school, without the tests.
 
The Film Talks will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and opens July 10 with Angela Catalano, UNO professor of Film & Theater at the University of New Orleans; July 17, Mari Kornhauser, LSU professor of Screenwriting; July 24, Mike Miley, professor of Film Studies, Loyola and July 31, Dylan Mininger, film editing instructor, UNO.
 
For information, call the STAA at (985) 892-8650 or visit www.PontchartrainFilmFestival.com.

ABOUT PFF
The 8th annual Pontchartrain Film Festival will be held Nov. 1-2, 2019 at Mandeville's Paul. R. Spitzfaden Community Center, 3090 E. Causeway Approach.
The festival focuses on filmmaking as an art form, with educational programs that include a filmmakers' forum, exhibits and hands-on workshops to engage the public with the local film economy and training opportunities. The festival weekend is held each year on the first weekend in November and has become a unique culural arts event that draws filmmakers and audiences from throughout the region.
 
ABOUT STAA
St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N Columbia St. in downtown Covington, Louisiana. It is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs. Funding also has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts/ArtWorks.


320 N. Columbia St.
Tel: (985) 892-8650
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Louisiana Movie Poster Pop-Up Show at STAA