Don Hertzfeldt in Atlanta (and Elsewhere)

Don Hertzfeld poster detail Cult animator and Oscar nominee Don Hertzfeldt has been making a series of one-night stands across North America, including an upcoming stop in Atlanta on Tuesday night, November 11th, at the Midtown Theater, under the auspices of ASIFA-Atlanta. He will be showing a selection of his films, including his newest one, I am so proud of you, which is the second chapter to his Everything will be OK. He will be interviewed on stage after the screening and “chat” with the audience. For more information on the screening and how to buy tickets ($10, or $8 for ASIFA-Atlanta members) check out the upcoming events page of the  ASIFA-Atlanta website.

Among Hertzfeldt’s other venues left on his tour (starting November 8th)  are Calgary, Allentown, PA, Rochester, NY, New York City, Denver and Los Angeles. For more details and other Hertzfeldt matters check out his Bitter Films website.

International Animation Day in Atlanta

2009 ASIFA-Atlanta International Animation Day poster October 28 is International Animation Day, the day designated by ASIFA-International to honor the opening in Paris of  Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre optique at the Musée Grévin. Once again, ASIFA-Atlanta celebrates this event with a free program of animation from around the world at the High Museum’of Art’s Hill Auditorium; the films will be selected from those sent from ASIFA chapters from around the world. There will be two screenings, at 7 and 9 p.m., but seating is limited. If it’s anything like last year’s show, it should be a very worthwhile event. So, if you’re in the Atlanta area later this month, don’t hesitate to sign up at the ASIFA-Atlanta website for your free ticket as soon as possible.

For those interested, the above poster was designed by France’s Michel Ocelot, former president of ASIFA-International and director of such films as Kirikou and the Sorceress, modified, of course, for local use.