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Saturday Afternoon Cartoons: Back to School

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2021 / 60min / 16mm

Saturday Afternoon Cartoons is New York City’s prime theatrical showcase of early and classic animated cartoons, shown in vintage 16mm film prints from the personal archives of historian Tommy José Stathes. Beginning over 20 years ago as a casual effort to find and see early cartoons that were unavailable on home video, Stathes’s collection has grown to become perhaps one of the largest of its kind. It includes many titles and ‘orphan films’ that are difficult to access or view elsewhere. Stathes joins us in September with Back to School, a selection of early cartoon films featuring—you guessed it—all sorts of classroom happenings. Enjoy some animated insubordination, clever kiddie scheming, and other assorted academic shenanigans. Spanning the 1910s through the '50s, this assortment showcases classic characters such as Porky Pig, Baby Huey, Farmer Alfalfa, Flip the Frog, Bobby Bumps, and others.