Monday, April 27, 2015

CHEATIN' Tour, Part 3

From Seattle I flew to San Francisco, where I had three screenings of CHEATIN' in the area.  The first was at the historic (1910's), Roxie Theater.  It used to be a porn palace in the 1970's, and now they switched to indie films and serving beer to give a boost to the audience.  (I had to hope that the pissing guy from Seattle didn't show up at the Roxie.)

The next day, I went out to Berkeley to screen at the Rialto in Elmwood.  It wasn't a big crowd, but it was the most enthusiastic crowd ever.  There was even a guy who had my face tattooed on his arm!

                                    Now THIS is a Bill Plympton fan!  Check out that tattoo!

From there, I went to Sebastopol for a screening of CHEATIN', and afterwards I took a side trip to Santa Rosa, the setting for Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt", and also the location of the Schulz Museum, home to "Peanuts" and "Snoopy" art.

The next morning, I flew to Los Angeles, where I met with the great and hilarious Patton Oswalt, to record his voice for my new short film (we're keeping the title secret, prior to making an official announcement to follow).

That night, we had a preview screening of CHEATIN' at USC's School of Film.  It was a wonderful event, even Rob Clampett (Bob's son) was there.  Also, the great Tom Sito was on hand to direct a Q&A session for an inquisitive gaggle of animation students.

The next day, with I met with the wonderful writer and voice artist on "Revengeance", Jim Lujan.  We spent the afternoon talking about the Kickstarter campaign and the progress of the film itself.

                                                    With Jim Lujan and Ken Mora in L.A.

Jim then drove me to the special screening of CHEATIN' at the Arena Theater.  This was a star-studded event to promote the release of CHEATIN' on Vimeo on Demand on April 21.

Lots of bloggers were invited to the screening, and press people were there to photograph TV and movie actors, none of whom I recognized.  However, the reigning Playboy Playmate of the Year was there, and also David Silverman ("The Simpsons Movie") was Master of Ceremonies.

It was a packed house, and we all gathered at the awesome W Hotel after to party into the night.  What a great time! 
                                               With David Silverman at the Arena Theater

                                               With Jim Lujan at the CHEATIN' screening

                                    With Alexia Anastasio, David Silverman, Theo Dumont,
                                                 Jim Lujan and Kevin Sean Michaels.

Part 4 coming soon!

--Bill P.

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