I was thrilled when it was announced that one of my favourite films of the year, the Ross Bros. Tchoupitoulas (which was just nominated for outstanding achievement in direction and editing by the Cinema Eye Honors), had been picked up by one of my favourite distributors, Oscilloscope Laboratories. This guaranteed that the movie would be seen by many and the future DVD or Blu Ray release would look great on my shelf. Now, with the film’s theatrical premiere fast approaching, we’re starting to see some marketing materials popping up in anticipation of its release. Oscilloscope has provided The Documentary Blog with a first look at the official one-sheet and it perfectly captures the tone and spirit of the film’s story and its characters. Here’s what Turner Ross had to say about the inspiration behind the poster:
“I dashed off a couple pages of thumbnails for Bill when we were discussing poster designs. Russian propaganda and minimalism and 70s porn and children’s drawings all play in somehow, but the final designs were never realized, just these tiny crude crayon sketches. It’s amazing because at the large scale in a different context the poster actually looks like a naive interpretation of the night, or specifically the night as presented in our movie, confetti lens flares and all.”
Also, below you’ll find the awesome official trailer for the film. I can’t wait to revisit this one as soon as I can. Tchoupitoulas opens December 7th at the IFC Center in New York City. Be sure to go out of your way to check out this amazing film!