Reel Art: Movie Posters from Ghana

Reel Art: Movie Posters from Ghana

Courtesy of Bowers Museum Future Kick, 1992; Jam (Ghanaian)

Location Info:

Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA  92706
714-567-3600
Even the most hardcore cinephile would have trouble naming up to five different Ghanaian films, let alone be aware of Ghana's amazing film poster art. Bowers Museum's 'Reel Art' exhibit brings in all its B-list, (and lower) glory campy film posters from '80s and '90s era Ghanaian cinema, originally printed onto flour sacks instead of canvas paper, intended to advertise films on a traveling medium. With outrageous titles and subject matter like ninjas, gangsters, robots, and an equally outrageous painting style to match, this is nothing like the boring, Photoshopped posters you'll see on bus stops and billboards today. A total must-see for bad movie lovers and film historians!

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