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Movie Mojo: Hand-Painted Posters from Ghana

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© Courtesy of Chicago Cultural Center
Movie Mojo: Hand-Painted Posters from Ghana

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
April 30th, 2011 - September 4th, 2011

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Michigan Ave/Downtown
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Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
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posters

DESCRIPTION

In the 1980s, Ghanaian itinerant cinema entrepreneurs traveled from village to village utilizing hand-painted movie posters to advertise their wares. Painted on flour sacks by a wide variety of artists, these posters displayed the wild imagination these movies inspired. Posters advertising West African films often expressed the changing relationship of West Africans to Christianity and indigenous religions. Unique interpretations of classic Bollywood, Hollywood, and Kung Fu films, including Godzilla and 7th Voyage of Sinbad, are also on display.