Film Series

Puppets on Film

 
 
Oct 25—Oct 27, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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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. The full lineup will be announced soon.

Curated by BAMcinématek, Cheryl Henson, and Lindsey "Z." Briggs.


Co-Presented with
 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut
 

A singing plant becomes monstrous in this quirky adaptation of the off-Broadway hit.

Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Ages 12+
 
 
Film
Little Shop of Horrors Sing-Along (The Director's Cut)
 

Enjoy this outrageous musical with live actors performing Rocky Horror-style.

Fri, Oct 25, 2013
 
 
Film
Shortstack! Kids Shorts Program
 

A collection of short films for audiences of all ages.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
 
 
Film
Tales of the Riverbank
 

This charming puppet adventure features the voices of Steve Coogan and Jim Broadbent.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Ages 3+
 
 
Film
Bouton
 

A puppeteer confronts a severe illness with humor and heart in this powerful documentary.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Return to Oz
 

This cult sequel to The Wizard of Oz boasts brilliant puppetry and special effects.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Ages 13+
 
 
Film
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
 

An astronaut is thrust into an epic alien war in this action-packed cult favorite.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Ages 10+
 
 
Free
Film
The Great Muppet Caper
 

Kermit the Frog and his friends get drawn into a crazy caper in this musical comedy.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Ages 3+
 
 
Film
Live Action Puppet Shorts
 

Witness a wide range of puppetry styles in this innovative selection of short films.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Ages 11+
 
 
Film
Men in Suits
 

Discover the unsung actors behind cinema’s most legendary monsters.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Godzilla
 

This iconic film birthed an entire genre of big monster movies and hundreds of sequels.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
 
 
Film
Aliens
 

James Cameron’s terrifying action thriller is one of the greatest sequels in film history.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
 
 
Theater
Shadow Puppet Workshop
 

Artist Laurie O’Brien leads this workshop in shadow puppet making, history, and performance.

Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Ages 7—13
 
 
Theater
Chinese Theatre Works: Tiger Tales
 

This modern take on a 2,000-year-old performance tradition uses intricate shadow figures.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Ages 5+