Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 under 16’s
+ A specially curated support programme of international short animations
‘It’s Such A Beautiful Day’
Blending traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography, and new digital hybrids, independent animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt has seamlessly combined his three short films about a man named Bill (“Everything will be OK” (2006), “I Am So Proud of You” (2008), and “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” (2011)), into a darkly comedic, beautiful new feature film.
Upon their original releases, the short film trilogy received 90 awards, including the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking from the Sundance Film Festival, Best Picture from the Fargo Film Festival, and the Audience Award from the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
“It’s Such a Beautiful Day” finally brings Bill’s entire story together.
The L.A. Film Critics Association named the film their runner-up for Best Animated Feature Film of 2012 and the annual Indiewire critics poll ranked Hertzfeldt the 9th Best Film Director of 2012, tied with Wes Anderson. The A/V Club film critics ranked “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” # 8 on their list of the Best Films of 2012.
After a limited release in the United Kingdom, the film was ranked # 3 on Time Out London’s list of the Ten Best Films of 2013, and # 4 on The London Film Review’s list of the same.
The film was most recently ranked # 16 in Time Out New York’s list of the “100 Best Animated Films Ever Made.”
★★★★ ‘An existential flipbook and a heartbreaking black joke: stickmen have never looked so alive’. Total Film
★★★★ ‘In a better world, this would be on 300 screens’ Guardian
★★★★★ ‘One of the great films about memory, perspective and past history’. Little White Lies