Moving forward in time, the masterfully bizarre Malice in Wonderland (1982), made by local talent Vince Collins, had the misfortune to be shown at a feminist convention. It's manga-esque images of naked female bodies morphing wildly to a screaming soundtrack were enough to cause its withdrawal. The last, and in some ways, most satisfying of the works on this program is Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure (1928), an unsigned hard-core sextoon allegedly made for Winsor McKay's birthday by Walter Lantz and a few others. The sex here is polymorphous, indiscriminate, and oddly endearing -- with our hero Harton graphically humping everything from a fluttery-eyed donkey to a splintery woodland glory hole to a marcelled beauty lolling naked on a rock.
-- Gary Morris
Forbidden Animation screens on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2, 4, 7:15, and 9:25 p.m., and on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:15 and 9:25 p.m. at the Red Vic, 1727 Haight (at Clayton). Tickets are $6; call 668-3994. Assembler Karl Cohen will speak at each screening.