Hilarious and genre-mashing, an imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. This charming, animated, retro-romantic-comedy pulls no punches with its female-forward look at sexual awakening.
My Year of Dicks is a hilarious and provocative work of animation thirty years in the making. Icelandic director Sara Gunnarsdóttir (Diary of a Teenage Girl, “The Case Against Adnan Syed”) is known for her honest, emotional artwork, and creator/writer Pamela Ribon (Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet, My Boyfriend is a Bear) has been telling unusual stories with unusual heroes for a long time. This is an adaptation of her mortifying memoir NOTES TO BOYS (AND OTHER THINGS I SHOULDN’T SHARE IN PUBLIC), which NPR called “brain-breakingly funny.”
The film was produced by Jeanette Jeanenne, who co-founded GLAS Animation, has directed and produced several projects with FX Networks, and was a recipient of the June Foray Award. Special segments created by Josh Shaffner (Flaws), Grace Nayoon Rhee (Triangle), Amanda Bonaiuto (Bat Soup), and Brian Smee and Isabelle Aspin (Big Surf). With original music by Adam Blau (“You’re The Worst,” “Dead to Me,” “Brockmire,” “Billy on the Street”) and sound design by Trevor Gates (Get Out, Us, Doctor Sleep), this teenage heart-stomp manages to put you right back into some of young love’s most relatable, uncomfortable moments with humanity, humor, and heart.
Thank you to the jury of Festival ANIMATOR 2022 for awarding us with Best Animated Series! Such incredible works showcased this year, and a fun Q&A that focused on why animation is a medium, not a genre. We hope to attend ANIMATOR in person some day! We are touched by the passionate words of your jury, and accept this award on behalf of our cast and crew, who are the absolute best. ❤️❤️❤️🥳
"Entre la deslumbrante estética y la creatividad con la que aborda la sexualidad adolescente sin perder por eso una perspectiva realista, My Year of Dicks se erige como una de las producciones de animación para adultos más personales, estimulantes y valiosas del 2022. La disfrutarán cinéfilos inquietos y amantes de la animación de todas las edades -infancia excluida por razones obvias-, pero no sería mala idea que se proyectase en institutos, aunque solo sea para que más de una adolescente identifique antes a idiotas en potencia."
“Between the dazzling aesthetics and the creativity with which it addresses adolescent sexuality without losing a realistic perspective, My Year of Dicks stands as one of the most personal, stimulating and valuable adult animation productions of 2022. It will be enjoyed by restless moviegoers and animation lovers of all ages -children excluded for obvious reasons-, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea if it were screened in high schools, if only so that more than one teenager would identify potential idiots first.”
This festival was an amazing time, and day by (very hot, very beautiful) day it only got better! It means more than html can say to receive the Cristal from Annecy 2022 for My Year of Dicks. We met so many people who wanted to talk about the Pams and Sams of their lives, and we thank you for sharing your hearts and your memories. Merci beaucoup!
Hooray! Thank you to the Episodic Series Jury at @laliff_ for this award. We truly enjoyed our fellow shows in competition and made some new friends while seeing old ones.
Jeanette Jeanenne and Pamela Ribon nervously make their way through the LALIFF Q&A.
LOS ANGELES! We are having our in-person premiere Sunday, June 5th at 4pm in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theatre! We are thrilled to be a part of the LA Latino International Film Festival. In addition to talented Latinx cast and crew, our very own EP Jeanette Jeaneanne is an alumna of LALIFF!
So very excited to be a part of Brooklyn Film Festival! You can watch ONLINE June 3-12, or IN PERSON at Windmill Studios at 6pm.
Get a ticket for your personal online screening here.