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40 Brattle St in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
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.
We'll have an All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Bar at the back of the theater, including the classic sugary treats of yore as well as healthy and gluten-free options. We'll also have a variety of dairy (skim & 2%) and non-dairy milk options (soy, almond, coconut). Leave a note with special requests in the comments section and we'll try to accommodate you!
Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, Owner/Artistic Director of Spectacular Optical Publications and founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (2012) and co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER! (2014), Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (2015), Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin (2017) and Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television (2017). She is currently writing A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time: Children’s Programming and the Counterculture, 1965-1985, as well as monographs about Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter and Patricia Birch’s Grease 2, and is in development on a narrative television series based on her book House of Psychotic Women with Rook Films.