The taboo-shattering counterculture films of seventy-five-year-old animation legend Ralph Bakshi will be the subject of a retrospective this May in his childhood home of Brooklyn, New York. Between May 9-20, the BAM Cinématek in downtown Brooklyn will present “Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi,” and Bakshi will appear in person for Q&As following the screenings of Heavy Traffic and Coonskin on May 9th and 10th.
The other films that will be screened are Fritz the Cat, Wizards, American Pop, Hey Good Lookin’ and Cool World. The retrospective will also include the debut of the trailer for his new short Last Days of Coney Island, a project for which he raised $174K on Kickstarter.
Tickets will go on sale soon at the BAM Cinématek website. Updates about the screenings are being posted on Bakshi’s Facebook page.