Fantastic Poster for IFC's Re-Release of Fassbinder's 'World on a Wire'
There's an upcoming cinema tour of a new digitally restored print of Germam filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1973 made-for-TV sci-fi movie World on a Wire, that I hadn't heard much about before until I caught a glimpse of this gorgeous poster. The Daily Mubi (via The Playlist) debuted the official poster for the re-release and it's quite stunning - thanks to designer Sam Smith. I don't mind if we've seen things like this before, I always love seeing incredibly well-designed posters like this, especially surrounding classic rarely-seen films that are getting a second life and second theatrical run. More info on the re-release below!
Made in 1973 for German television, World on a Wire is a "three-and-a-half-hour, two-part, sci-fi head-trip of a movie about government conspiracies and parallel realities set in a world of gleaming '70s corporate minimalism." Has anyone seen it? I think I'm planning on checking it out. Janus Films will be touring the print throughout June to October in cities including Toronto, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cambridge, Seattle and Houston. You can find exact dates and theater info on the film's official website. There is also a trailer coming soon, so be on the lookout for that as well. Cool poster, eh?