Cult animator, Academy Award nominee and 2010 Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award recipient Don Hertzfeldt returns to San Francisco to present a special evening featuring his newest animated film It’s Such a Beautiful Day. This new work completes his trilogy of shorts begun with Everything Will Be OK and I Am So Proud of You, about a mysterious man named Bill. Nearly two years in the making, It’s Such a Beautiful Day blends traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography and new digital hybrids printed out one frame at a time—all photographed on an antique 35mm animation stand, one of the last remaining cameras of its kind in America. The result is a passionate brand of filmmaking that veers without warning from vaudevillian pratfall humor to powerful ruminations on the vagaries of life, love and death. It's not unusual for Hertzfeldt to single-handedly write, direct, produce, animate, photograph, perform voices, record and mix sound, and/or compose music for one of his films, at times requiring years to complete a single short. The animation alone for one of his films often requires tens of thousands of drawings. This special screening of the entire trilogy will be followed by an onstage interview.
Wisdom Teeth (6 min)
Everything Will Be OK (17 min)
Intermission in the Third Dimension (3 min)
I Am So Proud of You (22 min)
It’s Such a Beautiful Day (23 min)
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?pageid=2577
Added by cinesoul on November 28, 2011