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May Movie Night

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s Jim Henson & Brian Froud Movie Night : Dark Crystal & Labyrinth

Cash bar and doors open at 6:00 PM, Films start at 7:00 PM


$5 donation at the door or bar gratefully accepted – help us reach our goal of $5,000 for the year for the kids served by Variety Children’s Charity. For this event – Tachyon Publications will MATCH the bar tips and thus give that much more to the charity.

Seating is limited, and this event is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Numbers will be given at the doors – we’re raffling off a hardcover edition of the book about the making of Dark Crystal!

DARK CRYSTAL – 1982 – 93 mins.

“The prophecy didn’t say anything about this!”
“Prophets don’t know everything!”

A work of art and love, it’s puppet perfection. One of the finest things to come out of the Jim Henson Workshop. With creature design by Brian Froud, it’s an unforgettable tale of the Mystics and the Skeksis on another planet in another time. When the Crystal cracked, the land became barren, and the Urskeks (a race of God-like beings) have split into two separate races, the peaceful Uru ‘Mystics’ and the evil Skeksis-a horrific cross between bird and reptile. The three suns that shine upon the land are about to line up in a great conjunction that only happens once every 1000 years. If the crystal is not repaired before then the cruel Skeksis will rule the land forever. Jen, a Gefling, and his companions Aughra and Kira, embark to fulfill the prophecy that a single Gelfling will defeat the Skeksis, and restore peace to the land. And there’s Podlings!

LABYRINTH – 1986 – 101 mins.

David Bowie. It’s pretty cool.

Young Sarah, left alone to babysit her little brother Toby, decides to tell him a story to stop him from crying…bad decision! She inadvertently conjures the fantasy world of her favourite book. The Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie) who steals the child and brings him to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah has to rescue him before midnight, or the baby will became a goblin. Jareth gives her the option; she could take her dreams or spend 13 hours in his kingdom, an ever-changing maze called the Labyrinth. If she was able to get to the castle at the center within the specified time, her brother would be spared from becoming a goblin. Sarah was resolved to save her brother and the king left her to do her task. And there in lies a tale…gorgeously decorated and characterized by the Henson workshop and Brian Froud.

The Variety Preview Room Theatre, The Hobart Bldg. 1st Floor
582 Market Street at 2nd & Montgomery, San Francisco.

DON’T DRIVE!! We are steps away from the BART/MUNI station at Montgomery, and parking sucks in SF anyways.

Tags: May09 · Movies

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 jsmith54 // May 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    How limited is seating, and when do you think people really should show up? This is a worknight and all…