PLYMPTON APPEARANCES – JAN/FEB.
Monday, January 14 - The new year kicks off with the annual
Kodak Animation Screening. The program will include excerpts
from Bill Plympton's upcoming feature "Idiots and Angels",
along with new episodes of Signe Baumane's "Teat Beat of Sex",
Andy and Carolyn London's "Letter to Colleen", Arthur Metcalf's
short "Fantasie in Bubblewrap", Dan Pinto's "Hedgehog",
Alex Budovsky's "Last Time in Clerkenwell" and more - the
screening will be at the Eastman Kodak Theater in New York City,
located at 360 West 31st St., 2nd Floor, for more details
please call 212-631-3461.
January 30-Feb. 2 - Bill Plympton will appear at the Projector
Animation Festival in Dundee, Scotland. Projector is a 4-day
extravaganza of animation screenings, workshops and
master-classes along with a special program in collaboration
with Manipulate, Scotland's new visual theater festival.
For more info: www.projectorfest.com
There is a Plympton retrospective being planned for the Lille
Animation Festival in France, March 6-9. More information
on this event will be available in our next newsletter.
Also, start making your plans for the New York Comic Con,
on April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The Con
gets bigger and better each year, so come visit Bill at Booth 1931.
For more details: www.nycomiccon.com
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE - "SHUTEYE HOTEL"
Bill Plympton's new short film "Shuteye Hotel" is a cartoon-noir
murder mystery that takes place in a sleazy hotel - as cops
investigate the gruesome murders, they become victims of an
evil force. "Shuteye" will do for sleeping what "Jaws" did for swimming...
The film is scheduled to appear at:
Flickerfest Intl Short Film Festival, Bondi Beach, Australia, Jan. 4-13, 2008
Prenez le Temps des Courts, Paris, France, Jan. 10
Santa Barbara Intl Film Festival, Santa Barbara CA, Jan. 24-Feb. 3
Brussels Cartoon and Animation Festival, Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 1-10
Semana Intl de Cortmetraje de San Roque, Spain, Feb.
Oxford Film Festival, Oxford MS, Feb. 7-10
Fantasporto Festival, Porto, Portugal, Feb. 29-March 8
Festival d'un Jour, Valence, France, March 14-15
Tiburon Intl Film Festival, Tiburon CA, March 20-28
You can also see Bill's short "Guide Dog" at these festivals:
Beloit Intl Film Festival, Beloit WI, January 17-20, 2008
Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, France, February 1-9
Please check with each festival for exact screening dates,
times and ticket information...
Back in stock at Plymptoons.com – the DVD of Bill's 1998
unrated feature "I Married a Strange Person" - formerly unavailable!
Now you can see what all the hype was about - contains what
one reviewer called "the most bizarre and hilarious sex scene
ever put on film"! This high-spirited comedy is about a young
husband who gains the power to make his fantasies into reality -
but he and his newlywed wife have to battle an ambitious TV
executive and Army colonel who want his power for themselves.
Buy it now before the censors shut us down!
Remember, Plymptoons.com remains your one-stop source
for all materials Plympton-related, including the new "Mondo
Plympton" DVD and the Bill Plympton Ultimate Fan Package,
containing 5 DVDs, 4 books, 2 CDs and 2 posters for a
radically discounted price! Plus, all your purchases go
to helping fund the next Plympton masterpiece!
Look for a new, updated web-site for Bill's new feature,
sometime in the next few weeks, at www.idiotsandangels.com
Also, check out Bill's Ani-Cam - drawing on the feature is complete,
but you can see special time-lapse footage of the animator at work...
Check the web-site for an updated scrapbook covering Bill's
test screening in Chicago, trips to Martha's Vineyard, Frankfurt,
Germany, Krakow, Poland, and Istanbul, Turkey.