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TONIGHT IN NY: Kim Deitch Cartoon Screening

Kim Deitch

Looking for something to do in NY tonight. Check out “Cartoon Movie Night with Kim Deitch” (son of Gene, creator of Waldo the Cat). The FREE screening is open to the public and takes place at 7 pm at MoCCA (594 Broadway, Suite 401, between Houston & Prince). Here is a description of the event:

Kim Deitch will host a Cartoon Movie Night featuring rarely seen animated cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s hand-picked for the occasion from Deitch’s own personal collection. This period of animation inspired Deitch’s signature character Waldo the Cat and is the subject of his acclaimed graphic novel The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, which is featured in the exhibit. As a special Halloween treat, MoCCA will also display for one night only selected specimens from Deitch and spouse Pam Butler’s extensive collection of antique toy cats. The blurring of fact, fiction and autobiography in Deitch’s work is a major focus of Kim Deitch: A Retrospective, and this display will present a rare opportunity to see the historical artifacts that motivate the fictional narrative in Deitch’s graphic novel Alias the Cat.

(Thanks, Anthony Kibort)

  • Gillian

    Aw, crud. I got class tonight.

  • Sarah

    It’s free?! Aww, I’m working tonight.

  • Scott

    I went. A group of about 40 people, I think. They had to set up a second large screen to accomodate everyone. Deitch and his wife spoke very briefly before showing vintage toons (most of which I had seen already: 5 Felix, some TerryToons (after which I left), VanBuren Studios, Alice Comedies and a few Screen Songs. I may go back to see the Deitch exhibit that is currently there. There is also a FREE Q&A with him on Nov. 13th at 7pm