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February 21, 2013

What's Up, Doc?!

Film festival offers a chance to see Bugs on the big screen

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“We get a lot of quote-unquote adults,” Hinkle said.

No matter what age they are, viewers return to the festival every year to see a great variety of Looney Tunes shorts. This year the festival features three different compilations: “All Bugs Revue,” featuring everyone’s favorite rabbit; “That Fantastic Friz,” which celebrates the work of Friz Freleng, one of the directors of Looney Tunes; and “Looney Tunes Revue,” featuring the whole gang.

“People come back because we change what we show,” Hinkle said. “There are so many to choose from that we don’t need to repeat.”

Of course, some favorite shorts are so good that they must be shown every year. If you go to the festival, you will almost always see the episode “What’s Opera Doc?”

“That’s basically one of the best Looney Tunes ever,” Hinkle said.

Whether doing to see a new short, or to revisit a favorite, seeing Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney tunes on the big screen is sure to be a hit.

“People never think about (Looney Tunes) as a theatrical experience,” said Hinkle, “but that’s what it’s always been.”

IF YOU GO What:@boxText: Bugs Bunny Film Festival Where:@boxText: The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge When:@boxText: Through Feb. 23 How:@boxText: Tickets $6.75 (children), $7.75 (students, and matinee) , $9.75 (adult) by calling 617-876-6873, or at http://brattlefilm.org/

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