WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE Gets Beautiful Painted Sean Phillips Poster

A throwback to when movie posters were awesome.

Sean Phillips is one of the best comic artists working today (check out his work monthly on Fatale), and he has the Eisner award to prove it. I especially love his work with Ed Brubaker; the two have worked together to create some amazing crime stories over the last few years. It makes a certain sense that Phillips would be tapped to create a poster for We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, a crime thriller debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few weeks. Here, via Indiewire, is the synopsis:

The Texas-set thriller centers on three teens (Mackenzie Davis, Jeremy Allen White and Logan Huffman) hoping to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in their cotton-mill town, before getting sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime, when one of them steals from the wrong man.

I love this poster. The hand-painted look is gorgeous and everything about the poster serves as a statement of intent. It's classical while being modern. This is the kind of poster you want to hang on your wall, not some shot of a superhero with his back to you, surrounded by ash and debris.

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