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Live Action Puppet Shorts

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
  • 1PM
FORMAT: 35mm
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Q&A with many of the filmmakers
November 2012
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Sunday November 11, 2012
Performances no longer available.

Beautiful, humorous, dark, and fascinating—experience puppets as you’ve never seen them before. This selection of works will delight and amaze. Highlights include: Kevin McTurk’s award-winning The Narrative of Victor Karloch, Jonathan Langager’s Josephine and the Roach, and Joseph Mann’s Small Hands.

Cicada Princess (2012)
Directed by Maurichio Baiocchi
RUN TIME: 6:57
World premiere!
For sixteen years cicadas live underground. They emerge for one glorious night to live out their lives in hope of finding happiness, and maybe love. Narrated by Stephen Fry.

Heart Stopper (2005)
Directed by David Lea
RUN TIME: 3:14
US premiere!
A lone puppeteer acts out her unraveling life in a seaside puppet show in this music promo for Icelandic musician Emiliana Torrini.

Josephine and the Roach (2012)
Directed by Jonathan Langager
RUN TIME: 14:39
A quirky, whimsical story about a cockroach and the woman he loves.

Ode to Joy (2009)
Directed by Kirk Thatcher, The Muppets Studio LLC
RUN TIME: 1:41
Beaker's well-meaning take on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" ends in disaster.

Pickett's Charge (2012)
Directed by Michael Patrick O'Leary
RUN TIME: 4:19
New York premiere!
Astronomy, childhood, and war collide in Ellen Cherry's intimate song "Pickett's Charge," which was interpreted and illuminated by Katherine Fahey in a "crankie" shadow puppet performance.

Small Hands (2012)
Directed by Joseph Mann
RUN TIME: 3:39
New York premiere!
Echoing the deeply personal sentiment of the track of the same name by Keaton Henson, “Small Hands” is set in a beautifully handcrafted forest inhabited by wild animals.

The Narrative of Victor Karloch (2012)
Directed by Kevin McTurk
RUN TIME: 14:44
New York premiere!
It is the year 1888 and noted ghost hunter Victor Karloch invites you to hear a tale that you will not soon forget. Karloch (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) has received a journal from his friend, a cartographer (voiced by Elijah Wood), who describes his harrowing descent into the North Atlantic Sea and his encounters with the supernatural world.

Twisted Trail (2009)
Directed by David Rasura
RUN TIME: 3:15
New York premiere!
It's hard to make a choice that feels right in your heart.

All this Joy (2012)
Directed by Jesse Garrison
RUN TIME: 4:42
Discover your inner squirrel in this inspirational musical short, set to Matt Singer's new hit single, “All This Joy.”

Where is Who I was and Am (2009)
Directed by Matthias Bundschuh
RUN TIME: 18:52
US premiere!
A shipwreck leaves a prince stranded on a small island  where he meets a dog who claims to be a prince bewitched by a genie to live in a dog’s body.  

Live Action Puppet Shorts
Cicada Princess (Dir. Maurichio Baiocchi)
Heart Stopper (Dir. David Lea)
Ode to Joy (Dir. Kirk Thatcher, The Muppets Studio LLC)
Pickett's Charge (Dir. Michael Patrick O'Leary)
Small Hands (Dir. Joseph Mann)
The Narrative of Victor Karloch (Dir. Kevin McTurk)
Twisted Trail (Dir. David Rasura)
All This Joy (Dir. Jesse Garrison)
Where is Who I was and Am (Dir. Matthias Bundschuh)