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Film Series

Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi

May 9—May 20, 2014

The outrageous, groundbreaking, rude, crude, and weirdly beautiful films of Ralph Bakshi pushed the art of animation into bold new territory. Bursting onto the scene with the first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, he combined frank depictions of sex, violence, and societal ills with a freewheeling, surrealistic style that resisted decades of Disneyfied fantasias. His work demonstrates the medium’s capacity for ultra-personal, defiantly uncompromising expression.

Heavy Traffic

Ralph Bakshi’s tale of pimps, pushers, and pinball in sleazy 1970s New York.

May 9—May 13, 2014

Bakshi’s savage satire of racism was one of the most controversial films of the 70s.

Sat, May 10, 2014
Fritz the Cat

Bakshi’s psychotropic journey was famously the first animated film to get an X rating.

May 15—May 17, 2014

A dazzlingly ambitious sci-fi epic shot on a grindhouse budget.

Fri, May 16, 2014
American Pop

Ralph Bakshi’s hallucinatory saga relates the history of 20th-century popular music.

Sun, May 18, 2014
Hey Good Lookin'

Ralph Bakshi’s rough, rowdy recollection of his teenage years in Brownsville.

May 18—May 19, 2014
Cool World

Brad Pitt, Gabriel Byrne, and Kim Basinger star in Ralph Bakshi's madcap cartoon-iverse.

Tue, May 20, 2014
The Lord of the Rings

Bakshi applies his eye-poppingly surreal style to this ambitious Tolkien adaptation.

Tue, Jun 3, 2014