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Cartoons are not just for kids. We know this – hell, mine is the generation of stunted maturity, where only the koolest kids still drool over Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Still, despite the existence of South Park,

Adult Swim, and the various works of Seth MacFarlane, the idea of cartoons initially brings to mind works specifically aimed at children – Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, etc. Of course, the best of these can be – and are – enjoyed by adults (

Wall-E

was the best movie of 2008, with the possible exceptions of

District 9

and

Waltz With Bashir –

which is, incidentally, animated, but made for adults). But still – these films are created with the mindset that they will be viewed by children.

Let's talk about Ralph Bakshi. In 1972 he directed the first ever X-rated animated film:

Fritz the Cat

. It's a doozy. It's about Fritz. He's a cat. His is a world of anthropomorphic creatures representing the various cliques and societies of the 1960s. He is a seeming slacker, but with a lust for life and its experiences – and his adventures take him to all sorts of crazy places.

It's awesome.

Tonight – Friday – the Louisville Film Society presents a special screening of

Fritz the Cat

, but with an exciting twist: live musical accompaniment by local band Twin Sister Radio. This is an experience not to be missed.

It all takes place at 10:00 at the Dreamland Film Center, located at 810 E. Market Street. Admission is $5 for LFS members and $8 for the general public. Complete information can be found at the Louisville Film Society website.

The extremely NSFW film trailer can be seen here.

Image: Internet Movie Database


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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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