Fritz the Cat

1972, U.S., 78m, 35mm

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened December 24–31, 2018

Part of the program

Bakshi’s film version of the Robert Crumb underground comic strip displeased the author but found a large audience—not least because it was the first animated feature to get an X, in part for depicting the sexual antics of its cartoon animals. Student feline Fritz, distracted by illegal substances and rebellion, is voiced by Skip Hinnant of The Electric Company; crow Big Bertha is voiced by future National Medal of the Arts recipient and Family Matters star Rosetta LeNoire.

A film by Ralph Bakshi

June 20–27

Last Tango in Paris

Introduced by Time film critic Stephanie Zacharek