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Vintage American Movie Posters Through the Eyes of a Fearless Dreamer


 

Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing - Hardcover Book

Available on International Book Tour and Online October 5th!

 

AUSTIN, TX - Monday, August 3, 2015 - For the first time, Nicolas Winding Refn, writer, producer and director of the PUSHER trilogy, BRONSON, VALHALLA RISING, DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES and THE NEON DEMON, shares his unique collection of rare American movie posters in the lush new hardcover book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, available from the debuting NWR imprint of FAB Press.

 

Available from book stores, online and at venues during Refn's upcoming international and U.S. book tour, Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing features vintage poster art from more than 300 classic exploitation-era titles such as SPIKED HEELS AND BLACK NYLONS, OBSCENE HOUSE, ALICE IN ACIDLAND, THE TWISTED SEX, TORTURE ME KISS ME and ZERO IN AND SCREAM, to name just a few.

 

Throughout the book, the controversial Danish filmmaker encourages readers to view this classic artwork in a whole new way and with a newfound appreciation of the shameless hyperbole inherent in masterfully overblown and alluring tag-lines devised solely to lure potential moviegoers into a darkened auditorium to watch other people's lurid lives unravel.

 

Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing makes its U.S. debut at Fantastic Fest (September 24th - October 1st) in Austin, Texas. Three of the films featured in the book - FAREWELL UNCLE TOM, X-RATED SUPER MARKET and MY BODY HUNGERS - will screen during the opening weekend of Fantastic Fest, each screening followed by a Q&A and book signing with Refn and author Alan Jones.

 

The Mondo Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe Street, will be hosting a special exhibit showcasing 15 of the original posters featured in Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, plus a brand new limited edition poster by artist Jay Shaw inspired by the book and created specifically for the gallery show. Refn will be on hand to sign copies of the book at the gallery during the opening reception, Friday September 25th. The exhibit will run September 25th - September 27th.

 

"Being a massive fan of Austin Texas, I consider it a great privilege to join forces with Fantastic Fest and the Mondo gallery to host the exclusive U.S. debut of Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing", said filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. "I'm excited to show the world this odyssey of rare and exclusive poster art at the festival alongside screenings of some of the films that inspired it."

 

With this new book, the celebrated filmmaker opens the doors to his private collection of obscure exploitation movie posters for the first time to create an extraordinary creation that mirrors the bold sensory experience offered in his own pioneering screen work. Refn has carefully overseen every aspect of the book's production. The result is a book that encapsulates everything he knows about eyewitness confrontation on a heart-felt journey into the art and act of seeing.

 

This lavish quarter bound large format full colour volume has unprecedented production values including a cloth bound gold embossed slipcase.

 

Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing will be available internationally at the following festivals and events:

- London, UK - British Film Institute National Film Theatre (September 1)

- London, UK - The Cinema Store (September 2)

- Austin, TX, USA - Fantastic Fest & Mondo Gallery (September 25 - 27)

- Sitges, Spain - Sitges Film Festival (October 9 - 12)

- Lyon, France - Lumiere Film Festival (October 12 - 18)