it was my civic responsibility to slough off work to catch this projected two stories tall, and worth every penny I didn't make. as a creative, it was an honor to ruminate on my failures as they brought in the man to wax about childhood silhouettes of back alley beauties through rear windows and his Terrytoons anti-disney days.
Animation isn't this authentic anymore. I realized how intricate Bakshi's style is the second I saw a man flash his teeth and gums when smiling after playing a piano, and that simple little shot is something so natural and realistic, it doesn't exist in 2D today. American Pop will ALWAYS be in my top favorite films of all time.