Is Groundhog Day the least significant holiday to ever have been the subject of a major motion picture? We're not even sure it is a holiday - seems more like some kind of pagan ritual to us. But thanks to Bill Murray and Punxsutawney Phil, it'll forever be on the minds of Americans who can't find anything good in the "New Releases" section. But why shouldn't second-tier holidays get their moment in the cinematic sun? Why should they let Christmas hog all the celluloid? (Or, to a lesser extent, Halloween?) Your challenge:
Show us a poster for a movie based on a lesser-known or less-important holiday.
We're not looking for made-up holidays here, or contrived occasions like National Horseradish Day. We're generally talking about holidays important enough to appear on your calendar. And if you give your movie a name other than the name of the holiday, make it clear what holiday you're talking about, either in the picture or in your forum post.
Post your entry here by 11:59 AM CST on Monday, February 4, 2008 (yeah, you get an extra 12 hours since we were late).
Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for
winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it
goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave
painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be
judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are
fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 450px. If you need a
place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com.
We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use.
And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post
links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own
work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.