Don Hertzfeldt's "It's Such A Beautiful Day" (9/23, 9:30pm)

Many folks think of Don Hertzfeldt as the source of some of the most quotable, hilarious, original animation to ever clobber the festival circuit (and get nominated for an Oscar) — but his evolution over the past decade has elevated his unmistakable sensibility to levels that are explosively artful, affecting, and often still hilarious. At the young age of 35, Hertzfeldt has amassed a body of work unparalleled in modern animation. His meticulously crafted shorts continue to amaze and inspire audiences globally, as his work blends traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography, and new digital hybrids into works all printed out one frame at a time, captured entirely on an antique 35mm animation stand (one of the last remaining cameras of its kind left in America.) Join Cinefamily in a special engagement of It’s Such A Beautiful Day, a feature-length combination of his recent “Bill” trilogy of short films that’s been almost a decade in the making, and that addresses just as well as any live-action masterpiece the agony, ecstasy, and ultimate absurdity of being human.
Dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2012, HD presentation, 70 min.

Watch the trailer for “It’s Such A Beautiful Day”!