Have you seen this year’s key art? (If not, um, LOOK ANYWHERE ON THIS SITE, kthanx.) Sorta screams vintage Pearl Harbor, John Waters and that one Christina Aguilera song “Candyman” and we heart it for all of that.
We shot a few quick questions over to the photographer/art director Cheyne Gallarde (pictured right) about HRFF’s key art this year – the inspiration, spirit and camp it celebrates.
What location did you shoot this year?
They were all shot at Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.
I love the retro mid-century look. What was your inspiration?
My overall style is inspired by the ads of the ’50s and ’60s. The mid-century is my favorite era because men looked like men and dressed dapper and women were curvy and got glamorous even for grocery shopping.
Besides letting people know about the festival, in your mind, what message did you want to send with the visuals?
I wanted to refocus the visuals and give them an optimistic, playful vibe. I wanted them to embody life in Hawai‘i and keep them visually distinct from the many film festival posters out there. So they’re fun, colorful with a little camp and sexiness thrown in.
What film are you looking forward to this year at Rainbow?
Besides BEASTLY TRAINING with Zero, I really want to see CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME. It’s a genre sci-fi lesbian film…how awesome is that?! I gravitate towards people that do things differently.
Last month’s Out asked 50 celebs to nominate an “essential” gay film. If you could be #51, which film would you personally consider to be important?
Despite it’s tragic undertones, I would say Monster with Charlize Theron. It’s beautifully shot, beautifully composed by BT and such a powerful, haunting film with terrific acting.