the online shop tells us they've uncovered a lost stash of the very out-of-print REJECTED DVD single from 2001. these have the deleted scene on them that we didnt release elsewhere, and pretty great packaging. otherwise totally unremarkable.
here's a nice article from 2010's san francisco event
the everything will be okROCKET shirts are now available in black. because there are some of us who will only wear black:
the i am so proud of you snow globes sold out. we were going to make one more batch of them but the last ones we could find were delivered to us cracked, smashed and leaking. opening the box was like the saddest christmas ever.
an old interview with don for AFI has been posted
two other surprisingly interesting interviews have been posted in here.
these I AM SO PROUD OF YOU shirts are now in the shop and look pretty great:
::: Don returns to the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 15th to screen a special selection of things in the Cinema Tent.
:::It's Such a Beautiful Day continues playing at the ICA in London this week and next moves to the Hyde Park Picturehouse in Leeds on May 25.
More UK dates for this special presentation (with bonus films) will be added soon! Beautiful Day has meanwhile just won the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film at the Anirmau Festival in Spain.
::: IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY, the new feature film, can now be purchased on demand for the first time as an HD download or HD stream, exclusively from VIMEO:
::: 2005 film THE MEANING OF LIFE is now playing in HD for a limited time on YouTube, via the Sundance Screening Room:
::: Don returned to the Sundance Film Festival in January, serving for the first time on the Awards Jury.
::: Thank you to the L.A. Film Critics Association for naming IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY their runner-up for Best Animated Feature Film of the year! The film has also turned up on the A/V Club critics' Best Films of 2012 Top Ten list, while the Indiewire critics have ranked Don # 9 in their Best Directors of the year poll.
::: IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD :
DON HERTZFELDT VOLUME TWO: 2006 - 2011 DVD
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Featuring EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, and IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY : with the option for the first time to play all three chapters of the story edited seamlessly together, as a new feature film!
All the films have also been given a fresh 2012 remastering and cleaning, personally performed by Don for a very long time against his will.
The DVD's special features include:
Over 40 minutes of interviews from the EVENING WITH DON HERTZFELDT TOUR
2010 cartoon WISDOM TEETH, newly remastered
A little deleted scene from IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY
A 24 page booklet with new liner notes
The originally-released versions of the animated trilogy, as individual short films
Close-captions for the hearing impaired
:::: NOTE: Do not hurl your old DVD singles of EVERYTHING WILL BE OK and I AM SO PROUD OF YOU into the sea just yet. Now years out of print, those discs will remain the only ones to feature the over-250 pages of unique notes and making-of materials from those films.
::: In theaters:
The new feature film is now winding its way out of theaters but we'll keep adding confirmed shows as we hear about them. The newly unified trilogy is titled IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY, the same title as the third chapter, to, uh... make things as confusing as possible. Come see it on the big screen if you can. It is a somewhat different cut than the one coming to DVD, but sort of not really. Also expect one or two surprises.
Please note, Don will not be able to attend:
August 24 and 25: Guild Cinema, Albuquerque NM
September 14-20: Ragtag Cinema, Columbia MO
September 14-20: Lyric Cinema Cafe, Ft Collins CO
September 20-24: Cinefamily, Los Angeles CA
September 21-22: Guild Cinema, Albuquerque NM (encore screening)
September 21-27: Hollywood Theater, Portland OR
September 28-30: Pickford Film Center, Bellingham WA
October 5: Texas Theatre, Dallas TX
October 5-11: Bijou, Eugene OR
October 5-11: IFC Center, New York City NY
October 12-18: The Loft, Tucson AZ
October 12: Cornell Cinema, Ithaca NY
October 19-20 + October 26-27: Real Art Ways, Hartford CT
October 25: OKCMOA, Oklahoma City OK
November 7: International Film Series, Boulder CO
November 8-18: St Louis Film Festival
November 9: The Tower Theater, Salt Lake City UT
November 16-20: Metro Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta
November 16-22: Denver Film Center, Denver CO
November 19: Bear Tooth Theatrepub, Anchorage AK
November 24: Third St Theater / Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix AZ
November 25 and 28: Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago IL
November 30, December 7, December 14: NW Film Forum, Seattle WA
December 16-17: Roxie Theater, San Francisco CA
December 20: Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal
2013 January 22: Zinema 2, Duluth MN
February 10: Glasgow Short Film Festival
February 13: Phi Centre, Montreal
March 20-24: Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands
March 21-29: Independent Filmmakers Showcase, Santa Monica CA
March 23+24: 14 Pews Theater, Houston TX
March 29: Kloosterkino, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
April 4-7: Corfu Animation Festival, Greece
April 8-13: ANIRMAU Animation Festival, Spain
April 17: "Invasion of Barbarians" Festival, Poznan, Poland
May 3-10: ICA Cinema, London UK
May 8-12: Chilemonos Festival, Santiago, Chile
May 25: Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds UK
June 12: WORM, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
June 27-30: Fest Anca, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
August: Animix Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
::: After 30+ cities, 40+ flights, 5000 hugs and handshakes, and over 24 hours of on-stage time, the 2012 Evening with Don Hertzfeldt tour is finally finished! THANK YOU EVERYONE who came to say hello, friends old and new. You are amazing.
IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY will continue to travel the world now on its own: we'll share a 35mm print of the short film with any film festival that wants to show it, anywhere.
::: IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY, the short film, has won its 24th award, the Grand Prize at the Kiev International Short Film Festival. The film has also recently received
the National Film Board of Canada's Public Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Grand Prix from the "Linoleum" Festival of Animation and Contemporary Art in Moscow, the Golden Zagreb award "for innovative artistic achievement" at the World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb, a Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, the Satoshi Kon Award from the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Award for Best Technique at the Animage Festival in Brazil, a Special International Jury Prize from the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, and a Special Jury Award from the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival.
:::: Everything will be OK is now online for a little while, in disappointing Youtubey quality. Share it with people you like::
:::: This version of REJECTED with director text commentary is one of many strange special features from the BITTER FILMS VOLUME 1 DVD collection::
:::: Here is Wisdom Teeth in HD. Showtime will be broadcasting the short for a little while longer before chaining it up in a box and throwing it into a well. They are not aware however that it can only be destroyed with one of the seven daggers of Megiddo.
Please do not point at eyes or face
Wisdom Teeth was first spotted as a surprise
conclusion to the last three Evening with Don Hertzfeldt touring programs in Ottawa + Montreal in October 2009. In January 2010
it drunkenly revealed itself at the Sundance Film Festival, punched a woman in the mouth, and ran off into the snow without pants. It next showed up at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, where it stumbled into the room cursing God with vodka on its breath. The short allegedly made a lewd gesture before disappearing again in a cloud of horrible ants.
::::Watching Grass Grow is another exclusive feature from the Volume 1 DVD, following Don in timelapse as he animates The Meaning of Life over the course of a few years. Also included here are original video pencil tests from the short: