Jarmusch says of his design: “Since arriving in New York City decades ago, attending the NYFF has been my version of going to church. I’m honored to have been asked to create the poster for the 61st NYFF, joining a list of filmmakers, artists, and friends who have done so in the past.
“For this poster the image was pulled from the files of several thousand useless photographs I’ve taken since getting my hands on a camera as a teenager,” he continued. “I consider them to be useless not necessarily in a negative way, but because they’ve almost never had any intended ‘use.’
“Most of my favorites are random, playful, or accidental,” added the filmmaker. “This one’s from the late ’70s, an incidental portrait of a friend, hiding her face with a Japanese album cover from the 1960s. Its image is of film star Yûzô Kayama (The Sword of Doom, Red Beard, Sanjuro, etc.) and rock musician (!)—an LP of his psychedelic surf band, The Launchers.”
The limited edition posters are now available for purchase via Posteritati. Additionally, a limited number of posters will be available for purchase during the festival at Film at Lincoln Center’s merchandise store located in Alice Tully Hall. Each limited edition poster is available for $85, with a 10% discount for FLC Members.