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I'm Not Fascinating—The Movie! 20th Anniversary Edition

Long out-of-print, I'm Not Fascinating is now available for rent or purchase on Vimeo On-Demand. 21 years removed from its world premiere on Valentine’s Day 1996 at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, I'm Not Fascinating – shot entirely on now-obsolete Super 8 sync sound film stock and precariously held together by splicing tape – is finally being given the deluxe re-release treatment with a brand new HD transfer and accompanied by a gut-busting smorgasbord of bonus features and never-before-released live concert footage of the band. This new transfer is undoubtedly better than the film deserves but despite its hi-def sheen (*cough*), no-budget cinephile purists can rest easy knowing that the original’s many “weirdly beautiful” visual flaws are all still ingloriously intact.

Bonus features include: commentary from Danny Plotnick and Icky Boyfriend drummer Anthony Bedard; photo gallery; deleted scenes; Icky Boyfriends' music video from back in the day; and 4 Icky Boyfriends' concerts from the 1990s.

Danny Plotnick films to be archived at the Hugh Hefner Moving Image Archive at USC

I'm pleased to announce that my films have been selected to be included as part of a punk rock archive at USC. This means the films will be stored in a facility more conducive to longevity than my closet and moldy basement. New HD transfers may be on the way as well. The process has begun and the archive already has a large sampling of my work. The archive process will continue throughout the year.

Take Back Your Beaver

Check out this brand new music video I co-directed for Candace Roberts.  It is an outrageous look at female pubic hair. Watch it here.

Destroy All Movies

Honored to have I'm Not Fascinating included in the Destroy All Movies compendium. It's a great book with hilarious write ups. Fascinating is described as the "least likely punk film ever made." Order the book. it will be worth your while.

Radical Light

I also make a brief appearance in Radical Light: Alternative Film & Video In the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a must read for anyone interested in experimental/underground cinema and its realtion to the Bay Area. This is a tremendous cultural history. Do your self a favor and read it.

Henry Plotnick

My son is quickly becoming an accomplished musician. He loves experimental, electronic, and minimalist forms. He has two releases out. The debut record came out on Holy Mountain records. The vinly is clear frosted and it's a double. You can buy it here.

The follow up is on the British cassette label Blue Tapes. You can order the cassette (with download code) here.

He shot and I edited an experimental/abstract video for a track from the record called Field 5. View it here.

Also, I shot him performing at the Other Cinema. You can check that clip out here.

Upcoming Screenings

  • I'm Not Fascinating--The Movie!

    21st Anniversary screening
    Alamo Draft House, Austin
    March 6, 2017, 9:30 pm
    Buy Tickets Now.

    I'm Not Fascinating was released on February 14, 1996 at The Viper Room in Los Angeles. Join us for this special 21st Anniversary Screening. Drummer Anthony Bedard will be in attendance. The film has just received a new HD scan and has had a great reception at recent screenings in San Francisco and Switzerland.

Warts & All: The Films of Danny Plotnick

A compilation of my short films is in print and ready to be purchased. The compilation contains 10 films, trailers, bonus films, audio commentary for everything, tons of photos of the films, as well as all the equipment! You can read more details on my merch page.

Ordering: Order one today from Amazon.

Renting: You can put them in your Netflix.

Skate Witches

Skate Witches mania continues. People who weren't alive when this film was made continue to dig it. Dana (one of the Witches) still has the original jacket. I swear it's worth a fortune. She'll be able to retire when she puts it up for on-line auction.

Recently the film has been mentioned in articles in Vogue, The New York Times, Dazed, and in the July 2016 issue of Maximum Rocknroll.