Getting Over Him In Eight Songs or Less

On February 14th at 7:30pm, HBO-2 will premiere the debut of a remarkable animated special, directed, co-produced and animated by New York indie filmmaker Debra J. Solomon (Disney’s Lizzie McGuire). Getting Over Him In Eight Songs or Less is a funny, touching, adult story about losing love and finding yourself. Solomon, whose animation drawings evoke Blechman, Driessen and Tyer by way of New Yorker cartoons, also wrote the eight songs, sings them and narrates the show.

Tuesday night (1/5/10), I will have the pleasure of introducing the film at an L.A. sneak preview screening at The CineFamily/Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax (near Melrose) in Hollywood. Solomon will appear in person for a Q&A discussion and we will screen several of her previous award winning short films. The program begins at 8pm, tickets are available (with discounts for Asifa-Hollywood members) here.


  • Pedro Nakama

    After watching those 30 seconds I’d like to see more.

  • http://warburtonlabs.blogspot.com mr. warburton

    debbie solomon in LA?! See you there!

  • Emily

    This looks awesome. I loved the song at the end. It’s kind of interesting that two indie female animators made films about getting over their exes (She and Nina Paley with Sita).

    Better get some tickets!

  • http://www.youtube.com/whataboutoddd Ariel

    Cute style. Completely in the tradition of some of the New Yorker cartoons.

    I hope it does well!(*though I don’t get HBO)

  • Sharon

    I just caught the last 15 minutes of this and LOVED it! Where can I buy the short?