The only Canadian date for
An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt
The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) is pleased to present an evening with cult animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected, Billy's Balloon, the Meaning of Life) for the only Canadian tour screening of his latest film, It’s Such a Beautiful Day on March 5th at The Royal Cinema. The evening will include the screening of the entire animated 'Everything Will Be OK' trilogy, a live on-stage interview and audience chat, and for 100 VIP ticket holders, an intimate after party in Toronto's Little Italy with Don himself.
Nearly two years in the making and the final chapter in the trilogy, the 23-minute 'It’s Such A Beautiful Day' is Hertzfeldt’s longest and most ambitious piece to-date, blending traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography and new digital hybrids printed out one frame at a time. The film was also captured entirely on an antique 35 mm animation stand, one of the last operating cameras of its kind in North America.
The popularity of Hertzfeldt’s work is unprecedented in independent animation. His latest film, the third chapter of his 'Everything Will Be OK' trilogy, was recently featured as one of 32 films (of 4,083 submissions) at the Sundance Short Film Program this past January. Hertzfeldt has had more films play in competition at the Sundance Film Festival than any other filmmaker and is the youngest filmmaker to ever receive the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Persistence of Vision Award. For more information about Don Hertzfeldt, visit www.bitterfilms.com