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‘It’s Such a Beautiful Day’

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Language: English

Cinema is constantly cross-breeding, but a hybrid of Stan Brakhage’s impressionistic art cinema with naif stick-figure line drawing and overlapping narration like The Velvet Underground’s “The Murder Mystery” is not something I’d expected. One-man animator Don Hertzfeldt’s feature seamlessly combines three of his short films about the life — and death? — of everyman stick-figure Bill. Alternately bizarre, hilarious and touching, this is the sort of monstrously obsessive work that defines cult cinema. vimeo.com/ondemand/itssuchabeautifulday