SLIDE - with Animator Bill Plympton in-person!


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, Feb 18 2:15 PM


With Legendary Animator Bill Plympton in-person!
Sunday, February 18th at 2:15 PM
$25 Public | $20 Members
With post-film reception where Bill Plympton will draw impromptu cartoons for every audience member! Live
piano and vocals by Lydia Sabosto

What if Clint Eastwood and Mel Brooks became cartoonists to create the wackiest, most surreal musical western ever? The result might be legendary animator Bill Plympton’s mythical cowboy showdown with eco-villains intent on paving over idyllic Sourdough Creek. Plympton’s wit and surreal animation takes on the fight for the wild west’s fading glory, peppered with swinging western tunes. This is the animator’s ninth hand-drawn feature. Along with many shorts, MTV ID’s, and Simpsons’ couch gags, this has earned Plympton status as the “King of Indie Animation.” (2024, 80 min)


fter an 8 year hiatus from feature film making, Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation, returns to LI’s Cinema Arts Centre, which he has chosen to hold the New York and East Coast Premiere of his ninth and newest award-winning feature animated film, SLIDE (co-produced by Guillermo del Toro, among others.) Nominated two-times for Academy Awards, Bill Plympton is also a winner of the Cannes Grand Prix du Jury among other honors, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Just this past December SLIDE won the Los Angeles Animation Festival’s Best Feature Film and Best Feature Director. 

Event produced and curated by Jud Newborn. Maureen McElheron, the composer for Bill’s films, will be present to perform a song from “Slide.”

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Lydia Sabosto - Piano & Vocals

Adrian Sinnott, The Berndt Toast Gang - Long Island Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society -


Menachem Luchins, Escape Pod Comics -


Jim Teeple, The LI Country Music Association -