Oscar-winning animator Bill Plympton announces the New York City premiere of his new feature, Cheatin', on Saturday, April 5, at the NYIT Auditorium.
Oscar-winning animator Bill Plympton has announced the New York City premiere of his new feature, Cheatin', which will take place on the closing night of the Friars Club Film Festival, Saturday, April 5, 7:30 pm at the NYIT Auditorium, 1871 Broadway (2 blocks north of Columbus Circle). For more info and tickets, visit http://www.friarsclub.com/filmfestival/.
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 and hatred spell 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.
You can also see Cheatin' at the following festivals:
- Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, China, March 24-April 7
- Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta GA, March 26-April 6
- Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, April 1-6 BACIFI, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2-13
- Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison WI, April 3-10 Florida Film Festival, Maitland FL, April 4-13
- WorldFest, Houston TX, April 4-13
- Kansas City Film Festival, Kansas City MO, April 5-13
- International Animated Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany, April 22-27
- Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach CA, April 24-May 1
- AniFilm Festival, Trebon, Czech Republic, May 6-11
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, June 18-22
- Free State Film Festival, Lawrence KS, June 25-29
- Animator Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, July 11-17
- Fantasia Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 17-August 5
- Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, July 31-August 17
In other news, Plympton has finished production on a segment of The Prophet, an animated feature based on the classic book by Kahlil Gibran. The film is being produced by Salma Hayek, and is expected to be released in spring of 2014, with voices provided by Hayek, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Alfred Molina, and Frank Langella. Other segments will be directed by Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase) and Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues).
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.