A timeless and magical excursion into the wonderful world of Jim Henson
How many ways are there to see a movie? Well, when you add movie magicians The Nomad Cinema into the conversation, the possibilities are endless. Nomad Cinema have no fixed home: they journey from venue to venue, always finding fresh pastures to screen cult classics and old favourites. For this one, get ready for the 1987 fantasy, Labyrinth.
Blending hints of Alice In Wonderland and Wizard of Oz with the unmistakably spunky puppetry of Jim Henson, Labyrinth has achieved the status of cult nostalgia for a whole generation. Interestingly, the film was a box office flop at the time, struggling to recoup half of its then massive $25m budget. But like all great cult films of the 80s, it has a slow-burner, gradually working its way into all our hearts. Labyrinth was helped, in no little part, by executive producer George Lucas, Trevor Jones’ score, the surreal touches introduced to the script by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, and of course David Bowie’s rendition Goblin King Jareth. Come indulge yourself, or introduce a new generation to what family films were like before 3D and CGI.
"One of Mr. Henson's special gifts is producing puppets that are wonderfully human, eccentric and individualistic." – New York Times
"With their technical astonishments, Director Henson and executive producer Lucas have been faithful to the pioneering Disney spirit." – Time
Certificate: PG. Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes.
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