Saturday Afternoon Cartoons—Comical Cooldowns
7 Ludlow St.
212-660-0312 Price: $17
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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 July with a Comical Cooldowns, a selection of early cartoon films featuring an ice-cold wintry theme to help offset the monotonous heat and humidity of New York’s mid-summer daze. Spanning the 1920s through the ’50s, this assortment of animated chillers showcase classic characters such as Felix the Cat, Daffy Duck, Pooch the Pup, Farmer Alfalfa, Popeye, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and others.Buy tickets/get more info now