July 10th at the Ritz Theater there will be the New York screening of the movie “American Artifact” by producer, director, AND Newburgh resident Merle Becker. According to their website this is a summary of the movie:
American Artifact chronicles the rise of American rock poster art since its birth in the ’60s. Director Merle Becker crosses the country interviewing rock poster artists from the different eras to discover that America is currently in the midst of a 21st century “rock poster art movement”, where thousands of artists around the country are doing silk screened rock poster art inspired by their local scene, the music of our time, and the spirit of our era.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance. There will be screen printing kit giveaways, Q & A with the director, and after-party at the Wherehouse Restaurant (119 Liberty Street) with hors d’oeuvres. Their 60’s inspired decor makes a choice setting for this film that is honoring the same era where this all started.