Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15, 2019
**Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Sep 13 – Sat Sep 14 begin at 12:05am, not 11:59pm!**
Staff Pick! Chosen by Sean R. who says: “A mind-bending fantasy full of elaborate puppetry from the imagination of Jim Henson and the music of David Bowie. Dance, magic, dance.”
“The writer hails from Monty Python, the director invented the Muppets, the executive producer spawned a little thing called Star Wars. Its leading lady was a future Oscar winner. And the villain was played by a British rock god, who also contributed a couple of none-too-shabby songs to the soundtrack.
“Jennifer Connelly, 16 at the time, plays the heroine, Sarah; David Bowie is Jareth, the glam rock Goblin King; Pythonite Terry Jones scripted, and George Lucas oversaw the project.
“An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, LABYRINTH has all the components of classic myth: monsters and mazes, a hero (or heroine) who must overcome fear and self-doubt, and a journey that leads to discovery, and self-discovery.” – Philadelphia Inquirer
Screening as part of our Summer 2019 series, “Weekend Classics: Staff Picks.”
- Country UK/USA
- Year 1986
- Running Time 101 minutes
- Distributor Sony
- Director Jim Henson
- Writer Terry Jones (screenplay), Dennis Lee (story), Jim Henson (story)
- Editor John Grover
- Cinematographer Alex Thomson
- Cast Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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