Ben Javens print
Here's a lovely new illustration in honour of Harry Nilsson's The Point, screening as part of 16mm Cartoon Rock next Sunday. The man who drew it, Ben Javens, is a massive fan of the music from the film, and has used the lead song Me And My Arrow as a starting point. He has also run off 20 super-limited edition screen prints for the festival, and these will be on sale at the Flatpack Palais shop throughout the weekend.
While I'm here I should just reiterate how flipping lucky we are to have this programme screening at Flatpack. In the process of clearing The Point for us, curator Kier-la Janisse discovered that even the company that made it don't have this print of the original broadcast version which she'll be screening. (The one with Dustin Hofmann's narration, as opposed to the ropier Ringo Starr version which you can get on DVD.) Janisse herself is a very good egg, with a CV which includes programming Montreal's Film Pop and Fantasia Festivals as well as co-founding the Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Center (LWL interview here). In addition to the cartoon show she may also be presenting a little bonus extra on Saturday night, exploring the phenomenon of the Quincy Punk.