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Animation Screening: Surreal Soirées
August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20.00
Join us for Surreal Soirées, a specially curated screening of early and rare animated cartoons featuring ridiculously fantastical sights and scenarios. All films date from the 1910s through the 1940s, and will be shown on real 16mm film, with a real projector. This is a unique opportunity to see some generally unavailable and some previously ‘lost’ films.
Curated and presented by early animation historian, archivist, and preservationist, Tommy José Stathes.
About The Stathes Archive
The Stathes archives of early animated films has been nearly two decades in the making. Beginning as a casual effort to find and see early cartoons that were unavailable on home video, the collection has grown to become perhaps one of the largest of its kind. It includes many titles and ‘orphan films’ that are difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, amassed in rare archival 16mm and 35mm prints.