Indy Film Fest


The Bigger Picture Show lives up to its name

Posted by Lisa Trifone


Holy smokes.

Not entirely sure we can put into words the awesomeness that was Friday night's BIGGER PICTURE SHOW, our second-annual arts event featuring local designers who've re-imagined movie posters for our most beloved films.

We knew it'd be big, but we didn't realize it'd be this big. So big that people were perusing the art by 7:20 for a show that started at 7:30. So big that a few of the posters sold by 7:25.

(C) 2011 Stacy Kagiwada

So big that the party would eventually be outside, too, because the gallery couldn't contain everyone who came out.

(C) 2011 Stacy Kagiwada

So big that we got tweets like this one from @Articulate_Indy the next day: "Still feeling inspired by the poster designs from the Bigger Picture Show. Congrats, @IndyFilmFest!"

Thank you to every single designer for your art - you raised the bar yet again. This city is lucky to have you, and we're glad to know you.

(C) 2011 Stacy Kagiwada

Thank you Lodge Design for giving the show such a vibrant voice and story. It was as much your night as ours.

Thank you Big Car for hosting us in your new Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community, a space that's sure to thrive.

Thank you Yelp Indy and Fat Sammies for the food, TwinPeaks for the sounds, Stacy Kagiwada for snapping the pictures (here and here).

And lastly, thank you Indianapolis - thanks to everyone who told us how much they loved the show, how impressed they were with the art, how great it was to see us on the scene, how great a time they had - we love what we do, and we love that you love what we do.

We'll see you at the festival!


Classic Film Posters Re-Imagined

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Last year, the Big Picture Picture Show was one of my favorite events of the year. A whole slew of Indy's best designers and illustrators mingled with art and movie lovers in a packed house at Big Car in an atmosphere that I can only describe as electric. This year it's going to be BIGGER, so we've renamed it... wait for it... The Bigger Picture Show! We're adding a dj and setting up shop in what's sure to be one of Indy's hippest new spots.

Indy Film Fest and Lodge Design present the second annual Bigger Picture Show, featuring nearly 40 local designers re-imagining their very favorite movie posters from every genre and generation. Hosted at Big Car’s latest space, The Service Center will be alive with art, music (provided by Twinpeaks) and a cash bar to complete the evening. Our good friends at YelpIndy will also be on the scene with their soon-to-be-famous Yelpcorn (aka popcorn).

Friday, May 13 | 7:30 p.m.
The Service Center, 3900 Lafayette Road (just north of 38th Street)
Entry is free, but you can RSVP here.

As if the party isn’t reason enough to come by, every poster – professionally printed and framed – will be up for sale. Want a unique piece of movie art in your living room? Arrive early to snag the one and only exhibit copy for just $75. Additional unframed prints will be available for order.

Thanks to our partners helping to make this event happen.
Lodge | Big Car | Nuvo | Yelp | Carey Digital | Twinpeaks

Wondering what to expect? Check out last year's impressive art here: