Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
THE DARK CRYSTAL
Dir: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson was inspired by a Lewis Carroll poem to create his own fairy tale about Jen, the last surviving Gelfling, who is sent by his dying master on an epic quest to fulfill his destiny to heal the fractured Dark Crystal. After three years of brainstorming with a team that included renowned fantasy artist Brian Froud and screenwriter David Odell, Henson wove the ideas into a story that was fleshed out by Odell, and the task shifted to bringing those words and images to life in this charming film which used then-state-of-the-art technology to create a groundbreaking alchemy of puppetry and electronics on a scale never before attempted.
A lonely projectionist (Chuck McCann) spends his life daydreaming that he's superhero Captain Flash; his imaginary persona takes him and the audience on a series of adventures that alleviate the boredom of his daily existence. Rodney Dangerfield made his feature film debut as the projectionist's boss in this cult favorite, which inventively uses movie clips and fake coming attractions (including a trailer for the end of the world) to convey its hero's fantasy life.
Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
From legendary director Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film - a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.