If you happen to be in NYC tomorrow night…

Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
6:30 – 8:30pm
Society of Illustrators
128 E. 63rd Street
NY, NY 10065

The artwork found on pulp fiction magazine covers has rankled American sensibilities since before your grandparents time. Now for the first time on film, Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares takes an in-depth look at these incredible yet misunderstood works of art; some of which, due to their controversial content, are rarely seen in public today.

Pulp fiction art is more than simply an American art form; it is a state of mind. Politically incorrect, shocking, offensive and deliciously fun, it is unforgettable. Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares takes you behind the scenes of this forgotten art form with interviews of the artists who created these sinfully entertaining paintings and the collectors who have kept it alive.

Winner of the 2006 Best Documentary award at both the Dragon*Con Film Festival and The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, documentary filmmaker Jamie McDonald gained exclusive access to the world s largest pulp art collection – owned by pulp art historian Robert Lesser. Whether you are a true fan of the art form or a curious newcomer, Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares will leave you thinking differently about what constitutes true art.

Jamie McDonald is the producer and director of “Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills and Painted Nightmares.” The film won “Best Documentary” at the International Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival in 2006. Jamie is an Emmy award winning producer who currently hosts “New York Originals” on PBS. The television series profiles classic small businesses in New York City. Jamie was also a producer at Fox News for 6 years. Prior to that he was at CBS News where he began his television career as a page on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

$15 non-members $10 members $7 students
or call 212 838 2560

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Producer/Director Jamie McDonald
Art by Hugh Joseph WardHollywood Detective, 1934