» VITAL SIGNS and MOVING PICTURES: CUFF Poster Exhibition

In conjunction with 21 the screenings of the 20th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) at the Logan Theatre March 6th-10th, CUFF is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by artists Robert Beatty, Sam Smith, Chris Ware and Lyra Hill.  The show is focused on movie posters designed by current artists as well as a selection of CUFF posters ranging from 1994-2013. The movies rendered in poster form span from sci-fi classics such as Blade Runner (Sam Smith), Polish horror sensation Possession (Robert Beatty), recent Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Chris Ware) to experimental features such as the 2013 CUFF award-winning Two Years At Sea by Ben Rivers (Lyra Hill). The interpretations are well-crafted, (dare we say) awesome and sometimes staggering glimpses into the varying styles of the artists lovingly mixed with the personalities of the films themselves.

ROBERT BEATTY   //  SAM SMITH  //  CHRIS WARE  //  LYRA HILL

Opening Night: Thursday February 28th, 5pm-9pm
(including a raffle to win a screen-printed CUFF poster from the 2011 or 2012 festival)

Gallery Hours: Friday Mar 1st- 4pm-8pm Saturday Mar 2nd- 2pm-6pm Sunday Mar 3rd- 2pm-6pm Monday Mar 4th- By appointment only Tues Mar 5th- By appointment only Wed Mar 6th- 5pm-8pm (CUFF OPENING NIGHT) Thurs Mar 7th- 5pm-8pm Fri Mar 8th- 5pm-8pm Sat Mar 9th- 1pm-6pm Sun Mar 10th- 1pm-6pm (CUFF CLOSING NIGHT) Mon Mar 11 – By appointment only Tues Mar 12- By appointment only

Wed Mar 13- By appointment only

The artists: Robert Beatty (Lexington, KY and 2013 CUFF Poster artist) Sam Smith (Nashville, TN) Chris Ware (Oak Park, IL and 1997 CUFF Poster artist)

Lyra Hill (Chicago, 2012 CUFF Poster artist)

* Logan Theater: 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, www.thelogantheater.com.