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...a stranger comes to town: Historical Film Posters from SK

Exhibition of film posters that document the dramatic films that have been produced in Saskatchewan since the 1930s.

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Poster for Film "Alien Thunder" starring Donald Sutherland and Directed by Claude Fournier.

This exhibition of film posters documents the dramatic films that have been produced in Saskatchewan since the 1930s. The first-known examples were by Regina-based Dick Bird. He created two silent films The Seal of Prevention (1930) and This Generation: A Prairie Romance (1934) both shot in Regina. The CBC and the NFB early poked their cameras into Saskatchewan. Both started to place dramatic stories in the province during the 1950s. The first theatrical feature length film with Hollywood production values shot in Saskatchewan was Twentieth Century Fox's The Canadians (1961). Saskatchewan movie posters run the gamut from simple to complex, amateur to professional, and from pedestrian to eye-catching. While a few utilize artwork, most have incorporated still photographic images of key scenes or actors. Most have been handicapped by small budgets and lack of theatrical distribution. Films intended for television have rarely had full size (one sheet) posters. Instead they are represented only by the smaller video rental store posters or by a sales sheet/cinefiche. Saskatchewan films (and their accompanying posters) have achieved considerable maturity by the turn of the 21st century. As such they have helped to both shed light on and obscure the character, history, and culture of the province.


2002, Feb 25 2002 - All day


Dunlop Central Gallery,


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