The Jeffrey Brown-inspired indie film SAVE THE DATE debuted at this year’s Sundance, but didn’t get picked up right away. However, Variety reports, IFC Films has picked it up. The movie follow two sisters (Lizzy Caplan (“Party Down”) and Alison Brie (“Community”)) who have different approaches to romantic commitment, and features art by Brown throughout.
In even more important Jeffrey Brown news, fellow cartoonist Dash Shaw has offered a wonderful analysis of Brown’s cat cartoon books,
including why cat cartoons are so darned popular:
While it may be about love, CAA [“Cat Appreciation Art”] is also like porn, in that it is largely online and in photographic form. Web CAA grew out of pre-internet CAA. YouTube cat videos stem from America’s Funniest Home Videos videos. Online CAA still photos are web versions of cat posters. LOLCats are hacks of the text-image pairings found in dentist office (“Hang in there!”) cat posters. Of course, people have been drawing and photographing cats as long as there have been drawings. And photos. And cats.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.