Standard Toykraft hosts Tom Stathes for some rare and unusual cartoons featuring bugs, creatures, and things with more arms and legs than you could shake a stick at.
During the summer, we become more aware of our insect friends. However, through cartoon visions of the past, we’ll see that spiders, ants, butterflies, caterpillars and their creepy crawly friends have enough of their own trials and tribulations to deal with before us humans start interfering. Leave the bug spray at home, too…it’s bad for archival films!
Tom Stathes is a “Cartoon Cryptozoologist” with a rare film print collection comprised of over 1,000 shorts. Tom’s long term goal has been to acquire and preserve as many early animated films as possible and reintroduce them to the public.
Stahes has hand-selected a group of rare 16mm cartoons (no digital!) from the 1910s thru the 1940s for your sensory enchantment. For more information about Tom’s activities, check out cartoonsonfilm.com and brayanimation.weebly
Saturday, July 19 @ 7:30pm
722 Metropolitan Avenue
Show tix $10 at the door.
There will be light refreshments available for purchase from Toykraft.