Bill Plympton's new independent feature HAIR HIGH will have its West Coast premiere at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival on Feb. 14, 2004.
The film is a satirical send-up of the 1950s high school stereotypes and B horror flicks. Cherri and Rod are the reigning high-school king and queen. When the new kid, Spud, offends them he is forced to become Cherris slave. In the best meet-cute romantic tradition, their initial hatred transforms into everlasting love. They decide to attend the prom, but their plans go fatally awry when Rod discovers the arrangement. His murderous jealousy turns true love to tragedy as he forces their car into a lake. They sink to the bottom locked in a final embrace. One year later, the submerged car emerges and the soggy and decomposed lovers head for the prom to finish their date.
The voice cast includes Keith and David Carradine, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Silverman, Beverly DAngelo, Martha Plympton, Ed Begley Jr. and Matt Groening.
Plympton will be attending screening. The film had its world premiere last week at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah. For more details on the upcoming San Francisco screening, visit www.sfindie.com.