Adventures in Plymptoons!: an Evening with Bill Plympton and Alexia Anastasio
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn)
$9 suggested donation
Northport-based filmmaker Alexia Anastasio had a dream to bring attention to the world of independently-made art. After three years of labor, she poured her resources into a documentary subject worthy of representing that spirit – two-time Academy Award-nominee, artist and animator Bill Plympton. Plympton is world-renowned for his cartoon shorts and feature films, including Idiots & Angels, Guard Dog, Mutant Aliens and I Married A Strange Person and his work on MTV, in a career that spans three decades. Born in Portland, Plympton transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1968 and has stayed in the city since.
The result is the documentary Adventures In Plymptoons!, which includes interviews with family, friends, colleagues, critics, and fans ranging from Terry Gilliam to“Weird Al” Yankovic (who Plympton did two of Al’s music videos) to Keith Carradine (an Academy Award winner for Robert Altman’s Nashville) who performs the song, “I’ll Be Your Soldier” in the film.
This follows Plympton’s progress from rainy days in his Portland childhood drawing indoors to a self-made career as an independent animator working and living in NYC. Join us for a night sure to inspire the creativity in all of us!
Two-time Academy Award-nominee artist and animator Bill Plympton and filmmaker Alexia Anastasio in attendance for screening and discussion.