AN EVENING WITH DON HERTZFELDT
| Art Animation Q&A
……..”Cult animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt
(Rejected, Billy’s Balloon, the Meaning of Life) is hitting the road for
a rare series of events!…
A selection of Don’s classic animated shorts will return to the big
screen, culminating in the exclusive Dallas premiere of his newest film,
It’s such a beautiful day: the third and final chapter in a trilogy
about a mysterious man named Bill.
Chapter One, Everything will
be OK, won the Sundance Film Festival’s Jury Award in Short Filmmaking
and was named by many critics as one of the “best films of 2007″.
Chapter Two, I am so proud of you, received twenty-seven awards and was
described by the San Francisco International Film Festival as, “[his]
best yet… even the Hertzfeldt faithful may be too stunned to laugh.”
Nearly two years in the making, the 23-minute It’s such a beautiful day
is Don’s longest, and most ambitious, piece to date: blending
traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography,
and new digital hyrbids printed out one frame at a time, the movie was
captured entirely on an antique 35mm animation stand, one of the last
operating cameras of its kind left in America.
animated trilogy will be screened together for the first time via new
35mm prints, immediately followed by a live on-stage interview and
audience chat with Don Hertzfeldt”……..
(Autograph session in the lobby after too!)