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Puppets on Film: Best of Shortstack!

Sun, Jun 8, 2014
  • 2PM
MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
June 2014
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Sunday June 08, 2014
Performances no longer available.

Drawing highlights from three years of Puppets on Film at BAMcinématek, this program, co-presented by the Jim Henson Foundation, features a selection of ingenious shorts for kids young and old. Characters of all shapes and sizes will bring families on journeys possible only through the magic of puppetry. Whimsical, unique and beautiful, this collection of shorts is for audiences of all ages.

Colosse (2012)

Directed by Yves Geleyn
RUN TIME: 2:38


Colosse isn't ordinary by any means; he just so happens to be a very tall, wood robot puppet who doesn’t know his own strength, much less what his strings are up to.

I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (2011)

Directed by Paul Andrejco


Poor Old Mother Hubbard has no food, no money and no clue what to do with her eccentric little dog, Toby, who eventually takes matters into his own paws…

Elmo's Got the Moves (2011)

Directed by Sesame Workshop
RUN TIME: 1:07


Elmo invites you to get up and dance!

Mountain Goat (2003)

Directed by Jamie Shannon
RUN TIME: 2:48


Will our favorite yodeler ever get up the mountain?

Ego (2013)

Directed by Victoria Van Patten
RUN TIME: 3:54


A little mouse herds the bodiless souls of forest life.

Carmen (2008)

Directed by Leat Klingman
RUN TIME: 4:53


Based on the opera by Bizet, Carmen is a personal and unique puppet-film by Leat Klingman, telling the story of love, its wonders and its heartbreaks, with a teaspoon of

Cupcake (2011)

Directed by Spencer Lott
RUN TIME: 2:59


This is a story of a boy who tries to eat a yummy cupcake and sneaks around to get it.

"Slip Away" - Kathryn Calder (2010)

Directed by Dean Tzenos
RUN TIME: 4:48


This story follows the quest of a small bunny trying to reunite with its mother using a magical telescope.

Crane and Tortoise (2013)

Directed by Matty Sidle
RUN TIME: 5:44


This Chinese folk tale of a proud and beautiful crane who meets a very clever little turtle teaches the lesson that patience and cleverness triumph over even the largest of bullies.

Buildings & Vampires (2010)

Directed by Sebastian Baptista & Nico Casavecchia
RUN TIME: 1:38


This is a petit tribute from a group of friends to the film "Where the Wild Things Are."

Robot Adventures on Planet Earth (2010)

Directed by Curtis L. Wiebe
RUN TIME: 1:24


Space Robot and his robot friend, Lif-Tor, attempt to figure out the complexities of a popular human pastime.

The Grumpy King - Magic Wand (2012)

Directed for Cartoon Network by Jonny Sabbagh & Will Harper
RUN TIME: 1:13


A jester’s magic tricks get slightly out of hand.

The Country Mouse and the City Mouse (2013)

Directed by Smarmy Kunst Productions
RUN TIME: 8:12


A puppet animation of one of Aesop's best loved fables, The Country Mouse and City Mouse, set in modern day China. 

Milano - Lolly Lardpop (2012)

Directed by Bradley Kemp
RUN TIME: 3:22


A five-year-old has a cookie-induced dream about Milano, Italy.

The Grumpy King - Dancing Bear (2012)

Directed for Cartoon Network by Jonny Sabbagh & Will Harper
RUN TIME: 1:40


Jester comes a-cropper when his bear won’t perform for the Grumpy King.

That's Cooperation (2013)

Directed by Sesame Workshop
RUN TIME: 2:15


Even the proudest of the peacocks knows when to give an inch. Listen to Big Bird's wisdom and start cooperating today. 

Twinkle (2012)

Directed by Kori Pop
RUN TIME: 2:54


“Twinkle” is a paper puppet music video created for a special Little Bean. 

Change The World (2011)

Directed by Sesame Workshop
RUN TIME: 1:37


A girl sings an inspirational song empowering children with the idea that they can be anything they want to be!

Not Alone (2013)

Directed by Trish Sie
RUN TIME: 3:55


A lonely sock searches far and wide for its mate.

Magical Sniffy Thing (2003)

Directed by Jamie Shannon
RUN TIME: 2:54


Where is the Magical Sniffy Thing and what could it be?