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Saturday Afternoon Cartoons August

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Saturday August 20
Saturday August 20
12:15pm
Director: Multiple Dirs
1940 / 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 August with Beach Daze, a selection of early cartoon films featuring fun and fancy-free (maybe!) trips to the shore. Enjoy some sun tanning, swimming, picnicking, fishing, and other assorted summertime shenanigans in classic animated form. Spanning the 1920s through the '50s, this assortment showcases classic characters such as Felix the Cat, Betty Boop, Oswald Rabbit, Farmer Alfalfa, Mutt and Jeff, Little Audrey, and others.

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