The Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party10:00 amBoston Underground Film Festival
Saturday, March 25 @ 10:00am | Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA
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 Montréal 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 and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films, and contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film, Recovering 1940s Horror: Traces of a Lost Decade, and We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale. She co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER!, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, and Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television (forthcoming in 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.