LABYRINTH – 35th Anniversary Screening

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Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don’t understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson’s imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration.

“If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.” – Glenn Dunks, Trespass

“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children’s fantasy movie.” – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“A remarkable achievement.” – Nina Darnton, New York Times

“An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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