Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell, an award-winning filmmaker who co-chairs the popular Cinema Series, will be exhibiting approximately 20 of his large-format French film posters at the Westobou Gallery at 1129 Broad Street in Augusta.
The show, which runs through March 25, will begin with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. On March 11, Buzzell will host another reception at which he will discuss his collection, which dates from the 1950s through the 1990s.
“In the pre-internet era, building anticipation for a film’s release was largely left to chance and art,” Buzzell said. “Film posters could hold artistic sway for weeks or months in a cinema lobby. Each poster stirred wonder and built anticipation.”