FRITZ THE CAT - 50th Anniversary Screenings as part of our Ralph Bakshi double feature!

May 24 to May 26
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Ralph Bakshi - 1972 - 78m - Must be 18 Years or Older! No Matinees!

THE NOTORIOUS X-RATED CARTOON FEATURE (THE FIRST!) DOUBLE FEATURED WITH RALPH BAKSHI'S 1982 HEY GOOD LOOKIN'!   2 MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE!

Maverick writer/director Ralph Bakshi (Heavy Traffic, Wizards) made his feature-length film debut with this audacious foray into adult-content animation, creating one of the most successful animated features of its time! Based on a legendary character created by underground comic book artist/writer R. Crumb, Fritz the Cat is a brilliant commentary on ’60s life and a “snarling satire that stubbornly refuses to curl up in anyone’s lap” (Playboy). It’s the age of awakening and Fritz, one way-cool cat and NYU student, loves to embrace every experimental experience that crosses his path. Embarking on a fantastic journey of self-discovery, he indulges in everything from multiple bedroom follies to a wild joy ride through a dangerous Harlem. But when Fritz joins a group of radically aggressive hippies, he finds himself holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate ’60s statement—one that could cost him his life!

"Excellent animation and montage shore up a plot which has a few howls, several chuckles and many smiles." - Variety

"Fritz the Cat looks back at the supposed "good times" of the 1960s with a biting sensibility that scratches out the eyes of nearly every sacred liberal institution." - B.L. Panther, The Spool

"For a movie that's largely remembered for being "the dirty animal cartoon," Fritz the Cat is also a surprisingly biting socioeconomic critique of 1960s counterculture." - Christopher Lloyd, The Film Yap

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