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Heavy Traffic (Dir. Ralph Bakshi, 1973). Image courtesy Bakshi Productions Inc.

Heavy Traffic (Dir. Ralph Bakshi, 1973). Image courtesy Bakshi Productions Inc.

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Animation Unchained - Ralph Bakshi's Adult Cartoons

Heavy Traffic (1973)

11 Feb 2014

(77mins, cert. 18)

Introduced by Paul Wells, Director, The Animation Academy, Loughborough University.

Ralph Bakshi burst into public consciousness as director of Fritz the Cat, an X-rated animation, featuring urban- dwelling anthropomorphic animals, which established the viability of “cartoons” for adult audiences. Heavy Traffic, selected for screening by Tala Madani, is a semiautobiographical tale of a struggling artist set within a seedy portrait of 1970s New York. Mixing live footage with animation, the film derives satire from exaggerated sexual imagery, racial stereotypes and violence.

 
6.30pm - 8.30pm
 
Free, The Space

 

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