Saturday, March 25

Special Events ArchiveBoston Underground Film Festival 2017

Saturday Morning Cartoons

SOLD OUT – no additional tickets will be available

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THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY!

Curated by Kier-La Janisse

It’s the return of the Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party, curated by film programmer, writer and pop culture connoisseur Kier-La Janisse!

It’s that special time when kids and kids-at-heart get to relive the exciting Saturday Morning ritual of non-stop retro cartoons, and binge on the multi-colored sugary cereals that used to be a part of every “balanced” breakfast!

As always, this 3-hour trip into the weird and wonderful world of yesteryear’s animated antics will be accompanied by an all-you-can eat buffet of cereal that is open throughout the show (and yes, there will be non-dairy options too!).

The cartoon lineup is always a mystery, but you’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the 60s through the 80s, all punctuated with vintage commercials and PSAs! So get ready for a sugar rush and an explosion of nostalgia all wrapped up in one candy-coated package.

Curator Bio: Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, Editor-in-Chief of Spectacular Optical Publications, founding director of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and the Festival Director of Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine and founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver.

She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012) and contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), Recovering 1940s Horror: Traces of a Lost Decade (Lexington Books, 2014) and We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (Spectral Press 2015).

She co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER! (Spectacular Optical, 2014), Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (Spectacular Optical, 2015) and Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television (forthcoming, 2017). She is currently working on the book A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time about children’s programming from 1965-1985 and a monograph about Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter.