2017 marks the 15th anniversary of indie studio Focus Features. To celebrate, the studio is putting together “Focus 15”, a collection of throwback screenings that will highlight some of Focus’ most successful films including Moonrise Kingdom, Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Pride & Prejudice, Shaun of the Dead, Burn After Reading, and more. These screening series will be held in Los Angeles, New York, and London. Click here to find out where and when the films will be showing and how to get tickets.
Additionally, “Limited-edition vinyl records of classic cuts from Focus movies’ soundtracks are being pressed, and limited edition posters commemorating Focus 15 are being printed. Additional events, giveaways, and retrospectives are to be announced as Focus 15 extends through the fall,” so definitely subscribe to Focus Features if you want to stay up to date on that cool stuff.
Today, we’re pleased to debut a poster by Christopher DeLorenzo highlighting some of Focus’ biggest hits of the past 15 years. It’s a fun poster because you have to be a fan of these movies to get the reference, and even then some of these are a little tough to figure out (the ones I immediately got were Lost in Translation, Moonrise Kingdom, Brokeback Mountain, Milk, The Dallas Buyers Club, Coraline, The Pianist, Burn After Reading, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shaun of the Dead, and Kubo and the Two Strings).
Check out the poster below, and if you’re in the New York, Los Angeles, or London areas, definitely find your way to these Focus 15 screenings. Congrats to Focus on 15 great years, and here’s to another 15 more!
For 15 years, one worldwide movie company has brought together cinema’s most gifted and fearless filmmakers and actors to create unforgettable experiences in theaters everywhere. Focus Features now celebrates the global community of movie lovers by marking its 15th Anniversary, taking a look back at some of the iconic words and images from its films that we have all shared together – and looking ahead to 2017 and beyond.
Christopher DeLorenzon (Instagram – @chrisdelorenzo)
Boston-based Christopher DeLorenzo’s character-driven work is based on his philosophy that everything can be a portal into something. Equally informed by his love for film and passion for literature, he crafts illustrations that bridge ideas through the foundations of shapes. A master at paring down forms to find their most iconic qualities, the artist’s work navigates skilfully between illustration, type and design. He loves finding the poetry in simple solutions and his deceptively straightforward, monochromatic drawings are loaded with playful metaphors. Christopher’s illustrations are exceptionally applicable and his work can be seen in posters, flyers, websites, skateboards, hats, sweatshirts, stickers, keychains, in signage for stores, and even the stores themselves. What pleases the artist most, however, is seeing his work printed. “Nothing beats seeing your work on the printed page. I will never grow tired of that. I hope it never grows tired of me.”