Limited-edition 'Back to the Future' 25th Anniversary Poster to Debut at Film Festival
Feb. 9, 2010
FLORENCE, Ala. – In 1985, “Back to the Future” became the No. 1 movie of the year, earning four Academy Award nominations, countless honors and high ranks on most current “tops” lists. Perhaps its greatest recognition came in 2007, when the Library of Congress selected “Back to the Future” for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, a prestigious honor that ensure this “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” cinematic treasure will be protected and maintained for all time.
2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this movie that sent fans zooming back in time via a DeLorean time machine. To recognize the occasion, a limited-edition poster has been created, made possible through the efforts of Stephen Clark from BTTF.com. The premium printed lithograph will make its public debut at the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival March 4-7. Artist signings will be available throughout the event.
This original work by artist Oliver Holler features leading characters Dr. Emmett Brown, Marty McFly, Mr. Strickland, Lorraine Baines, George McFly, Biff Tannen and Jennifer Parker. Dave McFly also makes a cameo. As a special feature, and appearing for the first time on a poster, is the creative team that brought us “Back to the Future:” Bob and Bob (writer/director Robert Zemeckis and writer/producer Bob Gale).
Racing off the poster is the DeLorean time machine as it begins its leap through time at 88 miles per hour. The Hill Valley Clock Tower rises in the background, enveloped by a dynamic lightning storm.
Following the distinctive artwork of Drew Struzan, who created the original poster for the film in 1985, Holler created this limited-edition poster using acrylic paints and colored pencils applied to cold press illustration board, resulting in a work rich with texture and hand-forged lines to bring the iconic figures to life.
The lithograph measures 18”x24” on 100lb gloss book stock with a deluxe aqueous coating. A limited edition of 1,000 has been produced on the highest quality state-of-the-art Heidelberg offset press. Each poster is hand numbered.
All proceeds from the poster will go to TeamFox of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 in part by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer George Lindsey. Lindsey’s own film career has included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show.”