SLIFF - It's Such a Beautiful Day
It's Such a Beautiful Day
Don Hertzfeldt, U.S., 2011, 75 min.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Webster U./Moore
Cult animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt has combined his three short films about a troubled man named Bill "Everything Will Be OK" (2006), "I Am So Proud of You" (2008), and "It's Such a Beautiful Day" (2011) into a seamless, beautiful, darkly comedic new feature film. Nearly two years in the making, "It's Such a Beautiful Day" is Hertzfedt's longest and most ambitious film to date, blending traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography, and new digital hybrids printed out one frame at a time. "There is a moment in each installment of Don Hertzfeldt's masterful trilogy of animated shorts where you feel something in your chest," writes Steven Pate in the Chicagoist. "It's an unmistakably cardiac event, the kind that great art can elicit when something profound and undeniably true is conveyed about the human condition."
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
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