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"CHEATIN' is my 7th animated feature and the first being done in a hand-painted style with over 40,000 drawings to be colored!"
CHEATIN' is now available to rent and buy exclusively from Vimeo on Demand:!
CHEATIN' is now available to rent and buy exclusively from Vimeo on Demand:!
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Bill Plympton's CHEATIN' opens in L.A. THIS FRIDAY!


Hallelujah! My feature CHEATIN' is finally getting its U.S. theatrical premiere!

Tell all your friends in the L.A. area that on August 15, CHEATIN' will be opening at the Downtown Independent Cinema in L.A., along with my brand new short "Footprints" - and on top of that, I'll be making appearances at the evening shows on opening weekend, August 15-17.

I'll be there to greet the attendees, do a Q&A, and give a sketch and autograph to every fan. I'll have my previous DVDs and original art for sale. I may even park cars at the theater and sell popcorn.

This is my big premiere, what I've been working toward for years, so it has to be a success. If we get great reviews and attendance, then other cinemas will be encouraged to book the film.

Some people don't believe there's an audience for non-kiddie, non-CGI films - well, I'm here to prove them wrong. CHEATIN' is a huge success in France, it's already won over 10 international festival prizes, and to top it all off, I'm getting huge ovations after every screening.

So, if you want to help me prove that there's a market for hand-drawn animated films for people like us (adults), please help spread the word, and bring your friends to see CHEATIN' at the Downtown Independent Cinema. It will be there only 1 week, August 15-21. And if you come up to me and tell me you helped spread the word, I'll give you a special sketch.

Here's the address of the theater:

Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, Phone: 213-617-1033

And you can see showtimes and buy tickets here:

Thanks for your support - go indie animation!

-Bill P.

P.S. After this Oscar-qualifying run in L.A., we'll be allowed to share the password-protected link so everyone can enjoy the film at home in HD! We'll send out another update with the link and password next week.

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    1. Michael Ashburne on August 15, 2014

      Go get 'em, Mr P! Keep killing it!

    2. Fei on August 13, 2014

      Saw the movie in Paris, ad it was really good :D
      Congratulations !

    3. Andrew Simpson on August 13, 2014

      As a Canadian, I was able to see your last film at "Toronto After Dark". here's hoping I can see this one on the big screen North of the border! if you're ever doing an event up here, please let us know :)

    4. Chance Raspberry on August 13, 2014

      CONGRATULATIONS, Bill!!! What great news!! Thanks for sharing it and I can't wait to see the film! I'm going to try and get a bunch of people to join me, both animators and not. :) Here's hoping to see you at the LA premiere and enjoy the ride, brother. You've earned and deserve it!

      Your Backer Buddy,
      Chance Raspberry