Live Action Puppet Shorts

Ages 11+
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
  • 1PM
RUN TIME: 70min
MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
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Sunday October 26, 2014
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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. Highlights include Toby Froud’s acclaimed new short Lessons Learned and Joseph Oxford’s Me + Her.

Lessons Learned (2014)

Directed by Toby Froud
RUN TIME: 15:46


Instead of the regular tea and cake fare, a lad is presented with an intriguing gift by his grandfather at this year's birthday visit. When curiosity gets the best of him, the boy falls into an adventure of other-worldly experiences not intended for him. New York premiere!

La Foret Sauvage (2014)

Directed by Joseph Wallace
RUN TIME: 01:30


In the late afternoon sun, the greedy landlord accosts the industrious farmer, demanding he pays the rent.

Neil's Puppet Dreams—The Lullabye (2012)

Directed by Kirk Thatcher
Courtesy of Nerdist and Henson Alternative
RUN TIME: 4:03


Welcome to the brain of one of the sickest puppeteers ever encountered—Neil Patrick Harris. Watch as Neil falls for the serenade of an angelic menagerie.

The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace (2013)

Directed by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck
RUN TIME: 7:55


This paper puppet film playfully celebrates the extraordinary life and lasting scientific contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace, the other, arguably more colorful discoverer of natural selection.

Watine: The Strings of My Fate (2010)

Directed by Thomas Guerigen
RUN TIME: 4:32


A dancing doll dressed as a marquise is lost. She seems to be fleeing something…

Me + Her (2014)

Directed by Joseph Oxford
RUN TIME: 11:37


When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill's untimely death, Jack goes on a journey to mend his (literally) broken heart.

Persona (2014)

Directed by Kayle Hope
RUN TIME: 2:08


Ricky Syers is an artist who makes marionettes based on real people. He started out playing music in Washington Square Park and just brought a marionette for fun. He soon realized people wanted to see the marionettes more than the drumming.

No You Shut Up (2014)

Courtesy of Fusion and Henson Alternative
RUN TIME: 3:35


A panel gets heated when they talk about political campaigns.

Table Manners (2013)

Directed by Rebecca Manley
RUN TIME: 3:00


Three creatures go in search of food in the woods but find that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

Francis Whitemore's Wife (2011)

Directed by Michael Patrick O'Leary and Katherine Fahey
RUN TIME: 7:14


This scrolling shadow puppet show or "crankie" is the haunting tale of one woman's survival in the wilderness of mid 17th century Vermont.

Monster (2014)

Directed by Cecilia Gläsker and half past selber schuld
RUN TIME: 4:01


An innocent girl battles her evil parents.

Evening (2013)

Directed by Vassiliy Dergachev and Dana Ageleuova
RUN TIME: 3:10


The short is based on the poetry of Josef Brodsky, with music by N. Paganini.

The Tale of the Rat That Wrote (1999)

Directed by Billy O'Brien
RUN TIME: 14:14


A young rat named Genny learns to read and tries to escape from the cruel rat catcher Mr. Haddock.