It's Such a Beautiful Day
USA, 2012, 71 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Animation, Comedy, Drama
MUST END Thursday, November 22nd!
Digital presentation - Cult animator and Academy Award nominee filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt has combined his recent "Bill" trilogy of short films into one seamless, beautiful, darkly comedic feature, blending traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography, and new digital hybrids printed out one frame at a time. In the full feature, a series of dark and troubling events force Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life - or lack thereof. For theaters, the feature will also include a few new surprises.
Note: Don is not able to attend shows, he is working on a new feature.
Don Hertzfeldt’s animated films have been featured in over a thousand film festivals and venues around the world and have collectively received over 150 international awards. Some notable honors include a Short Film Palm D’or nomination at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival (Billy’s Balloon), a 2001 Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short (Rejected), the Sundance Film Festival’s Jury Award in Short Filmmaking (Everything Will Be OK), and Best Picture and Best Screenplay from the Fargo Film Festival (I Am So Proud of You). In 2010, Don received the San Francisco International Film Festival’s “Persistence of Vision” Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 33.
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DIRECTOR: Don Hertzfeldt
Screenwriter: Don Hertzfeldt
US Distributor: Cinemad
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