On Saturday, March 20th, the Cartoon Carnival will overrun Vaudeville Park for its fifth installment: a two-part program of hand-selected 16mm treasures abandoned by history and reactivated by whiz kid curator Stathes. Luddites, romantics, nostalgists, pop culture theorists, enemies of censorship, lovers, archivists, nerds, kids-at-heart, actual kids and armchair film historians are all welcome!
The lineup promises a mix of the bizarre, raunchy, and beloved: packed both with favorites and super-obscure characters and gags. The shorts range in vintage from the 1910s to the 60s, each one on the best possible print available. All cartoons fall within the public domain, but will be screened in stunning contrast to the pathetic discount DVDs and VHS tapes you see at garage sales and drugstores!
The evening also promises an OPEN BAR with custom cocktails, free popcorn, a bake sale to benefit Cinebeasts, and some classic 78rpms jazz records following the cartoons.
$6 at the door / OPEN BAR (with ID) / 7:30PM DOORS
Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave at Devoe, Williamsburg): L train to Graham / G to Lorimer