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Saturday Afternoon Cartoons

Saturday Afternoon Cartoons

Saturday Afternoon Cartoons

Various / 60min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS

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.

For April, archivist, historian, and distributor Tommy José Stathes joins us with early animated films from his collection, this time featuring a musical theme. With a selection spanning the 1930s through the 1950s, our assortment of toe-tapping cartoons will feature the likes of classic characters such as Little Lulu, Betty Boop, Foxy, Farmer Al Falfa, and Gumby!