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.
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:
::: 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 continues to crawl across the world: The newly unified trilogy is titled IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY, the same title as the third chapter in the series, 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 on DVD, but sort of not really. Also expect a few surprises:
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 10-15: Annecy International Animation Festival, Annecy France
June 12: WORM, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
June 14-16: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland UK
June 14-18: Beirut Animated, Lebanon
June 21-27: Dukes at Komedia Cinema, Brighton UK
June 27-30: Fest Anca, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
July 10-11: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Scotland UK
July 12, 14, and 17: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge UK
July 13-19: International Animated Film Festival, Poznan, Poland
July 27: Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico ** with Don in attendance August: Animix Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
August 7-17: Pluk de Nacht Open Air Film Festival, Amsterdam
August 15-17: Moonrise Film Festival, Wells, BC Canada
September 4-8: Shetlands Film Festival, UK
September 5-15: L'Etrange Festival, Forum des Images, Paris France
September: Whirled Cinema, London UK
September 16-29: Animage Animation Festival, Recife Brazil
September 18-22: Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
September 19-29: Cambridge Film Festival, UK
September 23-29: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival, UK
September 26: KASKcinema, Ghent Belgium
October 1: Clapham Picturehouse - London, UK
October 1: Greenwich Picturehouse - London, UK
October 1: Hackney Picturehouse - London, UK
October 1: Ritzy Picturehouse - London, UK
October 1: Stratford East Picturehouse - London, UK
October 1: Belmont Picturehouse - Aberdeen, UK
October 1: The Little Theatre Cinema - Bath, UK
October 1: Duke's At Komedia - Brighton, UK
October 1: Abbeygate Picturehouse - Bury St Edmunds, UK
October 1: Cameo Picturehouse - Edinburgh, Scotland
October 1: Exeter Picturehouse - Exeter, UK
October 1: Regal Picturehouse - Henley-on-Thames, UK
October 1: Picturehouse at FACT - Liverpool, UK
October 1: Cinema City - Norwich, UK
October 1: Phoenix Picturehouse - Oxford, UK
October 1: Harbour Lights Picturehouse - Southampton, UK
October 1: Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
October 1: City Screen Picturehouse - York, UK
October 11-20: Vermont International Film Festival
October 22-23: Cube Cinema, Bristol UK
November 1-14: Brattleboro Film Festival, VT
November 9-16: Animanie Festival, Pilsen Czech Republic
November 13-15: Expotoons Animation Festival, Buenos Aires Argentina
November 13-17: Cinanima, Espinho Portugal
November 15-25: Goethe Institut Hanoi, Vietnam
November 20-30: International Film Festival of India, Goa India
November 22-28: International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Krakow Poland
December 5-8: "Carrefour du cinema d'animation", Forum des Images, Paris France
::: 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, 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.
The feature film version has meanwhile received the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film at the Anirmau Festival in Spain.
:::: 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: