It's Such A Beautiful Day
2012, Don Hertzfeldt, USA, 62 min.
- Tue, Sep 26th 6:00pm
“The story, music, figures, and optical effects have been brought into perfect alignment… for a long time afterward, a sense of wonder for everyday life lingers.” — J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
Cult animator Hertzfeldt labored for over ten years on his magnum opus, aka the “Bill Trilogy.” Consisting of three parts ("Everything Will Be OK," "I Am So Proud of You," "It's Such a Beautiful Day"), its dark-edged comedy has drawn comparisons to Buster Keaton, Charles M. Schulz, and Edward Gorey. The story follows Hertzfeldt’s stick-figure everyman Bill through an existential gauntlet of anxiety, illness, and psychosis. ProRes digital.
Preceded by WORLD OF TOMORROW (2015, USA, 17 min.), Hertzfeldt’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi saga of a little girl who is visited by her despondent nth-generation clone. DCP digital. (MR)
Tuesday, September 26: Lecture by film historian Donald Crafton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.