Just Like Being There
Dir. Scout Shannon, 98 Minutes/USA (2012), Alberta Premiere
About the Film
In the gig poster community, artists such as Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan prove that creating this artwork is a way of life, more than just a career. These artists are at the forefront of an expansion of the gig poster genre. MONDO's reinvigoration of "the film poster as an art form," and Gallery 1988’s theme based exhibits are only two ways in which this artwork is reaching a greater public. In a community with strong roots, dating back to the 1960s, this expansion is controversial- refreshing to some, sacrilegious to others. Featuring Jay Ryan, Kevin Tong, Daniel Danger, Rob Jones, Drew Sturzan, Mitch Putnam. With Performances by Archers of Loaf, The Thermals, Tokyo Police Club, Spoon, Nada Surf, Maritime, and Okkervil River
About the Director
Scout Shannon was formerly a semi-professional musician in San Francisco, recording and releasing a number of CDs. The last few years he has been an editor of commercials, music videos, and short films. The first gig poster he ever received was for Erasure, at The Fillmore, in 1987.
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