The Study Sessions - Screening Ralph Bakshi, Heavy Traffic (1973, 77 mins, cert. 18)11. Feb - 11. Feb 14 / ended Nottingham Contemporary
Free. Book through our website, or phone us on 0115 948 9750.
6.30pm – 8.30pm
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.
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