All the necessary info is below, but I'll cut to the chase and whet your appetite: the first screening will be my first-ever utilizing 16mm prints outdoors in Launchpad’s lovely backyard, and the second is a mostly digital HD screening taking place at BAMinematek as part of this year’s Animation Block Party festival. You must attend...and bring all your friends to these awesome shows!
The Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival #15: The Great Outdoors
@ LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
$10 at the door
After many successful Cartoon Carnivals held at LaunchPad in Brooklyn, we’ll be taking advantage of the lovely summer weather and doing the 15th entry in this series in the venue’s backyard*. To commemorate this occasion, I’ve curated a program of cartoons from the 1910s thru 1930s that feature or take place in the outdoors. How often do you get to see ancient 16mm cartoons projected outdoors? Not often. You must attend--and bring everyone else you can think of!
There will be popcorn and possibly other edibles available from the grill for a small contribution. Bring a blanket if seating fills up--or if you prefer camping alongside guests!
Facebook event here. RSVP not required, but it definitely helps us gauge how many people might be attending.
*In the event of inclement weather, the screening will be moved indoors.
Early New York Animation
@ BAMcinematek, Brooklyn 4:30PM
BAM website listing here.
This year, I’m most proud to have been asked to participate in the acclaimed annual Animation Block Party festival. It’s the first-ever ABP screening of historic shorts, and I’ve curated a selection of rare, unusual, and funny subjects from my collection that were produced in New York City.
The majority of films in this screening will be presented in digital HD form, and the final subject will be shown in 35mm. Usually I don’t publish set lists, but in this instance you can see what goodies will be screened:
- The Artist's Dream / Bray Studios / John Bray / 5 min / 1913
- Farmer Alfalfa Sees New York / Bray Studios / Paul Terry / 6 min / 1916
- Fireman Save My Child / Bud Fisher / 5 min / 1919
- Felix Comes Back / Otto Messmer / 6 min / 1922
- Col. Heeza Liar, Detective / Bray Studios / 8:30 min / 1923
- Jolly Rounders / Paul Terry / 6:30 min / 1923
- Trip to Mars / Max Fleischer / 7 min / 1924
- Felix the Cat Trips Thru Toyland / Otto Messmer / 6 min / 1925
- Krazy Kat in Scents and Nonsense / Bill Nolan / 7 min / 1926
- *Making ‘Em Move / Van Beuren Studios - Harry Bailey & John Foster / 7 min / 1930
- *rare 35mm print
Following the screening will be a Q&A session with yours truly, animation veteran and historian Howard Beckerman, and others. We really hope to see you there!
Facebook event page is pending, but you can read more about this and the complete ABP weekend events here.
I hope to see you and your friends at LaunchPad and BAMcinematek!
To join my private mailing list for screenings, send me an email at cartoonsonfilm (at) gmail (dot) com with the headline “Cartoon screening mailing list"