Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Apr 6, 2012
7:30pm
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Jim Henson Double Feature!
THE DARK CRYSTAL / LABYRINTH

A surprise 15-minute short film will screen before the double feature!

30th Anniversary!

THE DARK CRYSTAL
1982, Universal, 93 min, USA, 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.


New 35mm Print!

LABYRINTH
1986, Sony Repertory, 101 min, UK, USA, Dir: Jim Henson

David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly star in this tour de force of live-action puppetry. Fifteen-year-old Sarah (Connelly), angry with her little brother, wishes him away to the imaginary land of the Goblin King from her favorite book. Her musings take physical form and she is granted 13 hours to rescue him from the phantasmagoric realm of her own creation, lest the boy become a goblin forever.


Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Apr 6, 2012 • 7:30pm
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