FRITZ THE CAT

  • Ticket Price: $11
  • Rating: NR
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Director: Ralph Bakshi
  • Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles
  • Format: 35mm
  • Year: 1972
  • Language: English
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up
  • Note: Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

An animated cat gets saucy in 1960s New York in Ralph Bakshi’s directorial debut, FRITZ THE CAT. A 35mm presentation!

First things first, Fritz the Cat was the first animated feature film to receive an X-rating in the U.S. (so you know it’s good). It is also based on legendary cartoonist Robert Crumb’s comic strip but he infamously objected over the film’s political content. Fritz the Cat centers around an anthropomorphic college-aged and sex obsessed cat named Fritz who romps through New York during the 1960s exploring hedonism and sociopolitical consciousness. It covers everything from Black Panthers to Hell’s Angels, race relations, free love, and drugs. As far as adult oriented animations, this one is the best!

Part of Nitehawk’s April TUNE IN, TURN ON midnite series.