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Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day and ME Screen Saturday!

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Returning to theaters for the first time since 2012, Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the best animated films of all time. Playing alongside the film will be Hertzfeldt’s brand-new short, ME!

Originally released as three short films over the course of six years, the picture was captured entirely in- camera on a 35mm rostrum animation stand. Built in the 1940s and used by Hertzfeldt on all of his animated films since 1999, it was one of the last surviving cameras of its kind still operating in the world, indispensable in creating the story’s unique images and visual effects. It’s Such a Beautiful Day painstakingly blended traditional hand-drawn animation and experimental optical effects with new digital hybrids, printed out one frame at time and placed under the camera.

Don Hertzfeldt’s newest animated film ME is a 22-minute musical odyssey about trauma, technology, and the retreat of humanity into itself. Indiewire has described it as “soul-shaking” and “a triumph”.

It’s Such a Beautiful Day screens Saturday, June 8th.


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