Feature | NR | 76 min


Camera 12 - Screen 10 Wed, Mar 5, 2014 4:45 PM
Camera 12 - Screen 10 Fri, Mar 14, 2014 9:30 PM
California Theatre, San Jose Sat, Mar 15, 2014 9:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2013
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bill Plympton
Producer:James Hancock
Adam Rackoff
Screenwriter:Bill Plympton
Music:Nicole Renaud
Cinematographer:Lindsay Woods
Editor:Kevin Palmer


Love: electric, poetic, magnetic, pathetic, hysteric, authentic.

Famed animator Bill Plympton’s (Idiots and Angels, I Married a Strange Person!) seventh animated feature Cheatin’ has been done entirely in a hand-painted style. The beautiful aesthetic of the film accompanies an enchanting musical score, capturing a tone of romantic silence. In every hand-drawn frame, Plympton illustrates the passionate, emotional, and carnal connection between two lovers, plucking audiences’ every nerve and heartstring. His featured lovers’ fairytale-type romance unravels – their fateful bumper car collision becomes a roller coaster flying off the tracks, yet still filled with heated nights, forbidden magic, and out-of-body experiences. Plympton does not disappoint in drawing audiences into a dreamlike world turned into a nightmare by the realities of life.