Film + Radio, City Picks


When: Wed., July 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2016

The 1986 adventure musical fantasy Labyrinth is the kind of movie that makes you feel a lot of emotions, including nostalgia for the 80s and sadness over the recent loss of David Bowie — the film’s star. It’s also the kind of movie that, with its stunning visual effects and puppeteering, begs you to keep watching. To put it simply, no collaboration between Muppets creator Jim Henson, Star Wars mastermind George Lucas, and entertainment genius David Bowie could ever turn out boring. The plot centers around Sarah Williams portrayed by Jennifer Connelly, a 16-year-old who ventures into a mystical labyrinth to rescue her brother captured by the Goblin King Jareth, played by Bowie at the height of his mainstream success in the mid 1980’s.The Charleston Music Hall will be screening this cult classic for those of us still mourning the loss of the Thin White Duke or those who just wish to indulge in some sensory overload. The New York Times had this to say about the film “Mr. Henson uses the art of puppetry to create visual effects that until very recently were possible to attain only with animation...The technique makes animation seem dull and old-fashioned by comparison.”

David Hall

Price: Individual: $10, Student: $8, CMH Badge Film: $5 ($30 for all 6 films), Dinner & Film Package: $42

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