What is Cinebash? Translated literally, Cinebash is a “film party.” This year’s Cinebash is themed around the work of graphic designer Saul Bass, best known for his motion picture title sequences, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Psycho, promotional movie posters for such films as Exodus, The Shining and West Side Story, as well as some of the world’s most recognizable logos.
Guests of the night enjoyed a collection of art installations that made dynamic use of light, color, and movement, conceived and produced under the creative direction of Danny Davis of Protect Awesome.
It was the perfect environment to mix and mingle. There were restaurants stationed all over Atlanta Contemporary, who played host to the event, and there were an equal amount of bars. The restaurants, presented by Taste of Atlanta, provided samples for guests to go with their beverages of choice, making for an evening of savory food and fun. For us, we had never had Flip Burger before so we thoroughly enjoyed their samples!
Some parties have photo booths, but this party had a walking selfie experience! A photo ambassador walked around with a huge circular mirror that was actually a camera. The ring around the lens acted as a makeup light and helped in making the perfect selfie to take home memories from the event. On top of all the photo-ops, there was a fun opportunity to take part in an art project. We were able to join a real animation studio and help them color cells for an animation project with Cinebash.
Saul Bass isn’t a well-recognized name but his work is just the opposite. Responsible for logos such as the ones for Kleenex, AT&T, and Girl Scouts, his legacy is undeniable. His work was also used in promotion movie posters and film sequences. Bass has collaborated with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese.
For more on events like this keep an eye on the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival website.
-Jon J & EDB
Photo: Donald Felice, Vaughn Gittens