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Sat, Oct 17, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveRarities (past events)Reel Weird Brattle: Animated Weirdness (Fall 2015)

It’s Such a Beautiful Day

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IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY

(2012) dir Don Hertzfeldt [62 min; Digital]
One of our favorite contemporary animators, Don Hertzfeldt’s visually inventive style combines crudely drawn stick figures with special effects and absurd and dark situations, to hilarious and/or poignant effect. IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY combines three of Don’s shorts (Everything Will Be OK, I Am So Proud of You, and It’s Such a Beautiful Day) into a seamless narrative about the hapless Bill, a man with an unidentified disorder that affects his perception of reality.

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WORLD OF TOMORROW

(2015) dir Don Hertzfeldt [17 min; DCP]

★★★★☆ “An existential flipbook and a heartbreaking black joke: stickmen have never looked so alive.” – Paul Bradshaw, Total Film

★★★★ “By the time the movie reaches its metaphysical end, you will feel you’ve seen something profound, perhaps even life-changing.” – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

“Nothing short of revelatory.” – The Village Voice

Saturdays, Sept 19 – Oct 24, 2015

Reel Weird Brattle • Camp Sci-Fi CampOur run of THE QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM inspired us to delve deeper into the dark, late-night side of animation, and we want to take you along for the journey. We start off with Linklater’s trippy 2006 feature A SCANNER DARKLY, before moving on to legendary Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s ALICE. We’ll stop along the way to consider Fritz the Cat director Joseph Kaufmann’s 1973 follow up feature HEAVY TRAFFIC, René Laloux’s surreal masterpiece FANTASTIC PLANET, and contemporary fave Don Hertzfeldt’s 2012 feature, IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. We wrap up in late October with Mamoru Oshii’s highly acclaimed cyberpunk tale GHOST IN THE SHELL. Join us Saturdays at 11:30 for this exciting survey of really weird animation!

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A SCANNER DARKLY
Sat 9/19 at 11:30 PM
ALICE
Sat 9/26 at 11:30 PM
HEAVY TRAFFIC
Sat 10/3 at 11:30 PM
FANTASTIC PLANET
Sat 10/10 at 11:30 PM
IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Sat 10/17 at 11:30 PM
GHOST IN THE SHELL
Sat 10/24 at 11:30 PM

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  • Special Engagement! Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO • July 20–22