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The Modern Lives

Bill Plympton
Jackie Greene
United States, 2018, 30 min.


It's a perfect match of fiercely independent artists: Jackie Greene, the rocking singer/songwriter hailed by the NY Times as the "Prince of Americana" and Bill Plympton, the Oscar nominated "King of Indie Animation."

Director's Statement

Greene has always had a knack for capturing the human experience in all its messy, emotional complexity in song, and Plympton is well known for coupling his hand drawn animation and twisted sense of humor in to explorations of adult themes, relationships and sexuality. Together they've created The Modern Lives, an animated music film that takes you on the road from a tripped-out alien invaded Times Square to the deep roots of the American South. Along the way there are encounters with Elvis, Satan, Willie Dixon an Alabama Queen ... and so much more!

Category: Animation.
Themes: Music, Road Trip.