Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May 11, 2024

“Jim Henson and David Bowie join forces for a whimsical fever dream of a movie.

When a thoughtless wish comes true, teenager Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) must embark on a formidable journey through the Labyrinth in order to rescue her brother after he is kidnapped by the Goblin King (David Bowie).

I chose LABYRINTH as my staff pick because of its extreme levels of silliness and unseriousness.” — S

taff Pick by Grace, Usher

“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 ongoing midnights series Late Night Favorites: Winter-Spring 2024

Previously screened as part of our Summer 2019 series, “Weekend Classics: Staff Picks.”

  • Country UK/USA
  • Year 1986
  • Running Time 101 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • 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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