It’s a party, it’s immersive and it will pay tribute to the life and work of Saul Bass, a Jewish-American graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker known for his movie title sequences (Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Psycho), promotional posters (Exodus, The Shining and West Side Story) and corporate logos.
Bass is the focus of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s 2018 Cinebash, literally “film party.” Each year’s Cinebash celebrates Jewish cinema by blending immersive experiences with food, music, dance or other production elements.
The Saul Bass celebration features art installations, bites from Taste of Atlanta, themed drinks, photo ops, a commemorative poster, music by DJ Santiago Páramo and a custom swag bag.
On June 7, the AJCC holds Roll With Saul Bass: A VIP Cinebash Preview. High Roller Sushi provides pop-up dining with desserts by Yum! Catering. The event runs 7-9 p.m. at Atlanta Stove Works, 112 Krog St. NE. A limited number of $150 tickets are available and include entry to the June 23 main event. Tickets HERE.
Saul Bass (1920-1996) was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. He studied part time at the Art Students League in Manhattan and attended night school at Brooklyn College before moving to Los Angeles in the 1940s. He spent the next 40 years in Hollywood working with Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Otto Preminger (1955’s The Man With the Golden Arm), Martin Scorsese (Age of Innocence, Cape Fear, Casino, GoodFellas) and Billy Wilder. For Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, he invented a new type of kinetic typography.
Bass married filmmaker Elaine Makatura in 1960, and, from then on, they worked together. Their last title sequence was for Scorsese’s Casino in 1995.