Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cartoon Carnival at LaunchPad Thursday at 8pm

The Kings County Cinema Society hosts their final event of the year tonight at LaunchPad, featuring a slate of class Christmas cartoons curated by cartoon-o-phile Tom Stathes of Cartoons on Film. To ensure holiday cheer, they'll have some tasty booze on offer (donations appreciated). Should be a highly enjoyable evening - even if you're not a cartoon nut, swing by to learn more about the was KCCS supports local filmmakers and film buffs. 

From their blog:

12/22: Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival: Holiday Edition at LaunchPad

December 6th, 2011

Description: We’re oh-so-happy to welcome back cartoon collector extraordinaire Tom Stathes, who will thrill us with some antiquated ‘toon treasures on 16mm in time for Xmas. From Tommy: “To celebrate Christmas 2011, Tom Stathes digs out vintage Christmas cartoons for your enjoyment. We’ll be screening more of an hour’s worth of rare and obscure animation from the 1920s through 1940s on actual 16mm film with a projector. By doing this, Tom is not only keeping alive a form of film presentation that is now quickly dying but also replicates the old semi-professional projected 16mm film screenings which were common in schools, clubs, private homes, and neighborhood cinemas in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Come be a part of our fun and unique holiday experience!” More about Tom’s efforts at his site Cartoons on Film

We’ll have tasty and boozy holiday beverages for a suggested donation, and Tom will have DVD transfers of some of his vast ‘toon collection for sale for all procrastinating holiday shoppers.

Details: Thursday December 22nd 8pm at LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave btw/ Park and Sterling. 2/3/4/5 train to Franklin Ave.

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