Best Documentary Posters

By Greg Treadway / Posted on February 11, 2015

These are the best documentary movie posters of 2014. We hope that the Academy will soon recognize the art of making these designs and offer a technical award if nothing else. But we’ve been waiting for that for 80 years or so. In our opinion, these posters are some of the best for the documentaries last year. Art and Craft When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con. art_and_craft The Day the Series Stopped On Oct. 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. PT, soon after Al Michaels and Tim McCarver started the ABC telecast for Game 3 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, the ground began to shake beneath Candlestick Park. Even before that moment, this had promised to be a memorable matchup: the first in 33 years between teams from the same metropolitan area, a battle featuring larger-than-life characters and equally colorful fan bases. But after the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake rolled through, bringing death and destruction, the Bay Area pulled together, and baseball took a backseat. Through archival footage, previously untold stories from players, officials, San Francisco and Oakland citizens affected by the earthquake, and a scientific look back at what happened below the earth, “The Day The Series Stopped” will revisit that night 25 years ago. The record book shows that the A’s swept the Giants, but that’s become a footnote to the larger story of the 1989 World Series. day_the_series_stopped For No Good Reason Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson. for_no_good_reason Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon. supermensch_the_legend_of_shep_gordon Under the Electric Sky Beginning in 1997 with a few thousand revelers in Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival has become the largest dance music event in North America. Known for its over the top displays of pyrotechnics, world-class artists, costumed theatrical performers, interactive art installations, full scale carnival rides and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, this year’s festival attracted 345,000 attendees from June 21-23, 2013. Shot in IMAX 3D, the film will follow festivalgoers as they prepare for their journey to EDC Las Vegas and chronicle their unique experience throughout the three-day festival. Behind the scenes footage and interviews with key Insomniac team members will give new audiences the chance to discover what has made the Electric Daisy Carnival a global phenomenon. under_the_electric_sky_ver4