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    'Labyrinth' 20th anniversary screening event

    “Labyrinth” to Bring Goblins to
    Life at the Academy


    Jennifer Connolly, pictured here, stars in Labyrinth (1986).


    Beverly Hills, CA — An evil goblin king, a talking door knocker, fairies and a colony of goblins will join producer/director Brian Henson and members of the Jim Henson Creature Shop at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 20th anniversary screening and onstage discussion of “Labyrinth” (1986) on Thursday, July 20, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

    A post-screening conversation featuring the creative team behind “Labyrinth,” including Henson, who is the voice of Hoggle and co-CEO of the Jim Henson Company, will offer the public a rare opportunity to hear from animatronics specialists both behind and infront of the camera.

    Starring David Bowie and Oscar®-winner Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), “Labyrinth” follows the fantastical adventures of Sarah (Connelly) as she attempts to rescue her baby brother Toby (Toby Froud) from being transformed into a goblin by Jareth, the goblin king (Bowie).

    “Labyrinth,” a milestone in the development of animatronic technology, utilized a very early version of what would ultimately become the Henson Performance Control System, which in 1991 received a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy for allowing a single puppeteer to remotely control up to 32 isolated facial movements in an animatronic character. The technology made it possible to express complex emotions through the character and simulate a live performance in real time.

    The Academy’s current exhibition “It’s Alive!: Bringing Animatronic Characters to Life on Film,” which contains original animatronic puppets from the film, will be open for viewing immediately following the screening.

    Tickets to “Labyrinth” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is unreserved.

    The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Free parking is provided in the garages located at 8920 and 9025 Wilshire Boulevard. For additional information, call (310) 247-3600.
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    Re: 'Labyrinth' 20th anniversary screening event

    That's one of my favorite movies - and soundtracks!!! Wish I was there to go! I'll just have to watch the DVD again.

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    Re: 'Labyrinth' 20th anniversary screening event

    I still have it on VHS I remember when I was younger, finding the ending to be quite sad.

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    Re: 'Labyrinth' 20th anniversary screening event

    I love that movie! I love Bowie!

    I really loved the little catapillar guy with his accent when he says Hello...
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    (do you think the Finding Nemo Subs line will be under 3 hours by then?)






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    Re: 'Labyrinth' 20th anniversary screening event

    I love this movie (mainly because of David Bowie). If I lived out that way I would totally go.

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    Re: 'Labyrinth' 20th anniversary screening event

    I just got the Storyteller on DVD. It is quite wonderful.

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    Re: 'Labyrinth' 20th anniversary screening event

    The Storyteller? Isn't that the UK one with that dragon-like thing? I've been wanting to see it for YEARS!

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