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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original James Lapine vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic creations.

    James Elliot Lapine is an American stage director, screenwriter, playwright, and librettist. He has won three Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, for Into the Woods, Falsettos, and Passion. He began to write and direct Off-Broadway plays and musicals, directing March of the Falsettos in 1981, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. The next musical that won Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical was Into the Woods in 1987. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapin collaborated on the musical Passion, for which James Lapine wrote the book and directed. It received nomination for the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and winning the Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, among other awards and nominations. Their latest collaboration is the Sondheim on Sondheim in 2010 and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. He directed Dirty Blonde in 2010, where he was nominated for the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Direction of a Play.

    He directed his first film Impromptu in 1991, where the script was written by his wife. He followed the film with Life with Mikey for Disney. He also directed Earthly Possessions, the movie version of Anne Tyler’s novel for HBO in 1999. He also wrote the screenplay for Into the Woods for Disney’s film version. He directed and wrote the movie Custody in 2016.

    James Lapine acquired the 2015 Mr. Abbott Award on October 19, 2015. The award is given by the Stage of Directors and Choreographers Foundation “in recognition of a lifetime of exceptional achievement in the theatre.”

    James Elliot Lapine was born in Mansfiled, OH on January 10, 1949. He was married to Sarah Kernochan, a screenwriter and director. He graduated in both photography and graphic design at California Institute of the Arts, where he obtained MFA in 1973.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original James Lapine movie posters includes 1 Sheet (27x41) of Impromptu, a British poster with Bob Peak artwork of Judy Davis (as George Sand) in a romantic comedy co-starring Hugh Grant (""as Frederic Chopin""), Mandy Patinkin (""as Alfred DeMusset""), Bernadette Peters (""as Baroness Marie D'Agoult""), Julian Sands (""as Franz Liszt""), and Emma Thompson. The collection also includes other James Lapine posters.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.