SERIES – The Jim Henson Experience

hensonMy very first memory in life, very literally, involved Sesame Street. I was a toddler who was getting too big for her crib and I wanted out. I actually remember looking through the bars of my little jail, deciding this was not working for me, climbing out, wandering down the stairs, turning on the television and plopping myself down to watch Big Bird. I also remember looking up at my mother and wondering what her problem was as she freaked out while I was sitting there enjoying myself very contentedly. I still look at her that way sometimes.

Point of the story… Jim Henson made stuff that was actually worth breaking out of jail for. So I’m looking forward to this:

Muppets™, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy
Fridays in July at Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre
“In conjunction with The Jim Henson Legacy and the Jane Henson Foundation, The Cinefamily pays tribute to one of the world’s most inspired and innovative film and puppetry artists, Jim Henson. A visionary TV producer and a world-class puppeteer, Henson and his team created indelible, hilarious, vulnerable and crazy characters like Kermit The Frog, Bert and Ernie, the Gelflings and the Skeksis, and The Swedish Chef (one of our personal favorites), and brought a unique combination of childlike wonder and adult sophistication to their groundbreaking work. This month-long series will explore all facets of Henson’s prolific output, including experimental work, rarities and some of his most beloved feature films.”

When: 7/10 @ 8pm
What: Muppet History 101 shown with Muppet Music Moments
Price: $10

When: 7/10 @ Midnight
What: The Dark Crystal
Price: $10

When: 7/17 @ 8pm
What: Muppet Fairy Tales
Price: $10

When: 7/24 @ 8pm
What: Dog City shown with The Great Muppet Caper
Price: $10

When: 7/31 @ 8pm and 10pm
What: Jim Henson Commercials and Experiments
Price: $10
Details: A mind-blowing collection of shorts, crazy commercials, and other rarities from the Henson vault. When this 90-minute Commercials and Experiments program was shown back in 2008, it sold out three showings, so be sure to get your ticket early.

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