Film Series

Puppets on Film

 
 
Oct 24—Oct 26, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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Part of BAMcinématek

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


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Screenings
Film
Davy Jones' Locker
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
Davy Jones' Locker
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Ages 8+
 

The exquisite marionettes of legendary puppeteer Bil Baird (featured in The Sound of Music) are the stars of this rollicking musical adventure about a young boy who falls in with a band of pirates.

+ Joseph Jacoby and William Tost in person
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Film
Live Action Puppet Shorts
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
Live Action Puppet Shorts
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Ages 11+
 

Witness the highest standards of craft and performance reflected in many different styles of puppetry, all on display in this innovative selection of puppet films.

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Film
Tomorrow We Disappear
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
Tomorrow We Disappear
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 

This heartrending documentary captures a vibrant, soon-to-be-demolished community of artists, magicians, puppeteers, and street performers living in New Delhi.

+ Jim Goldblum and Adam M. Weber in person
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Film
Behind the Lid + The Never Bell
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
Behind the Lid + The Never Bell
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 

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

+ Basil Twist, Steve Lippman, and Emily Lobsenz in person
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Workshops
Kids
Puppet Family Workshop: Animal Marionettes
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
Puppet Family Workshop: Animal Marionettes
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Ages 6—9
 

Kids unlock the secrets of marionette performance by building their own animal marionettes, then learning how to use weight, balance, and gravity to perform with a string puppet. 

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Classes
PuppetCinema
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 
PuppetCinema
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
 

Participants learn the basic mechanics of film, puppetry, and object theater with Zvi Sahar and Leslie Strongwater from PuppetCinema.

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Exhibition
Film
Puppets Through the Lens: The Photography of Richard Termine
Oct 24—Dec 12, 2014
 
Puppets Through the Lens: The Photography of Richard Termine
Oct 24—Dec 12, 2014
 

Renowned photographer Richard Termine exhibits his images of puppets.

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Theater
Theater
Salt of the Earth
Oct 28—Nov 1, 2014
 
Salt of the Earth
Oct 28—Nov 1, 2014
US Premiere
 

Live filmmaking, puppetry, and miniature sets combine in this work by artist Zvi Sahar and PuppetCinema, about a diminutive protagonist fleeing a military coup through a desert made of salt.

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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
 
 
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