Film Series

Puppets on Film

 
 
Oct 24—Oct 26, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation present an annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, special guests, and more.


Co-Presented With
 
PAST EVENTS
Film
The Dark Crystal Fan Fest
 

This one-night-only event celebrates Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s cult classic The Dark Crystal.

Fri, Oct 24, 2014
 
 
Film
The Thing
 

John Carpenter’s spine-tingling, nightmarish revision of Howard Hawks’ sci-fi thriller. 

Fri, Oct 24, 2014
 
 
Film
Shortstack! Kids Shorts Program
 

Ingenious puppet shorts for kids young and old.

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Ages 4+
 
 
Film
Muppets Most Wanted
 

Kermit and the gang get mixed up in international intrigue in this madcap Muppet farce.

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Ages 5+
 
 
Film
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
 

This soul-stirring documentary delves into the life and art of the man behind Big Bird.

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Ages 10+
 
 
Film
Return of the Jedi
 

Luke Skywalker reckons once and for all with Darth Vader in the third Star Wars film.

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
 
 
Film
Attack the Block
 

A south London teen gang is pitted against an invasion of savage alien monsters.

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
 
 
Film
Davy Jones' Locker
 

The exquisite marionettes of legendary puppeteer Bil Baird star in this musical adventure.

Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Ages 8+
 
 
Film
Live Action Puppet Shorts
 

Witness the highest standards of craft reflected in many different styles of puppetry.

Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Ages 11+
 
 
Film
Tomorrow We Disappear
 

This stirring documentary offers a rare glimpse into a vibrant Indian artists’ community.

Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
 
Film
Behind the Lid + The Never Bell
 

A deeply moving elegy to Lee Nagrin screens with a tale about two mischievous sisters.   

Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
 
Classes
Handmade Puppet Dreams Filmmaking Symposium
 

Join Heather Henson and IBEX Puppetry in this unique forum on puppet filmmaking. 

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
 
 
Kids
Puppet Family Workshop: How to Be a Puppeteer
 

Master puppeteer Noel MacNeal leads this creative, interactive workshop.

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Ages 4—8
 
 
Kids
Puppet Family Workshop: Animal Marionettes
 

Kids build and perform with their own animal marionettes. 

Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Ages 6—9
 
 
Classes
PuppetCinema
 

Participants learn the basics of film, puppetry, and object theater with PuppetCinema.

Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
 
Film
Puppets Through the Lens: The Photography of Richard Termine
 

Renowned photographer Richard Termine exhibits his images of puppets.

Oct 24—Dec 12, 2014
 
 
Theater
Salt of the Earth
 

A puppet flees a military coup through a desert made of salt in this work from Zvi Sahar.

Oct 28—Nov 1, 2014
US Premiere