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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Sat, May 2, 2015

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Exclusive Area Premiere May 1–4

Bill Plympton in Person Opening Night!

(2013) dir Bill Plympton [76 min; DCP]
In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of Romance. But when a scheming “other” woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity spells out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden “soul machine,” Ella takes the form of Jake’s numerous lovers, desperately fighting through malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.

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“The Best Animated Movie of 2015 is Already Here.”
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire

(3½ of 4 Stars) “Bursts with dazzling metamorphoses… Plympton will be cheated if “Cheatin'” doesn’t at least get nominated for a best animated feature Oscar.”
– Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“Plympton’s most accessible and fluent feature length film.”
Hollywood Reporter

“The visuals are consistently brilliant, Plympton’s delving into human nature is unparalleled in recent animation, and the imaginative conceits that spit forth without respite are very near mind-blowing. He’s a Rube Goldberg of the psyche.”
– Brandon Judell, Huffington Post



Prix du Jury – ANNECY 2014
Audience Award – Best Animated Feature – FANTASIA FESTIVAL 2014

ANNIE AWARDS 2015 – Best Animated Feature, Best Director, and Best Music


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  • Special Engagment! Paul Thomas Anderson's PHANTOM THREAD • Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6
A Tribute to Takahata: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES • Thursday 5/3 at 8:30

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