Don Hertzfeldt’s Feature Screening in NYC Through Thursday

Don Hertzfeldt‘s first animated feature It’s Such a Beautiful Day is screening through this Thursday, October 11th, at both the Bijou in Eugene, Oregon and the IFC Center in Manhattan. The 70-minute film is a recut version of the shorts trilogy that Hertzfeldt has created over the past decade—Everything Will Be OK (2006), I Am So Proud of You (2008) and It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012). Despite the post we published few weeks ago, Hertzfeldt tells me that he did not qualify the film for Oscar consideration, which is a shame because it would have been among the more distinguished animated features in contention.

The feature-length It’s Such a Beautiful Day will continue to tour around the U.S. through the holidays. The screening schedule can be found on BitterFilms.com.

It’s Such a Beautiful Day reviews: The Hollywood Reporter, NY Times, Slant Magazine, Village Voice


  • Felix Sputnik

    Having seen parts one and two of Don’s trilogy I must say that these are profound little work of film-making.
    Despite the simplicity of his style, he manages to drag you across the room by your emotional earlobes.
    They left me with goosebumps and needless to say, I can’t wait to see part three, or the feature, whichever makes it to a screen near me first.
    Pity about the Oscars, but here’s hoping the man has many films in him yet.

    Massive respect.

  • Funkybat

    I’m amazed there aren’t more comments on here. Don’s drawings may seem “primitive” but his work is actually very impressive taken as a total work of animation. Very funny, very creative, I can’t wait to see this film!