Attack of the Summer Film Series

When: Thu., Aug. 9 2012

Let's hear it for the Jim Henson Company, for severing its partnership with Chick-fil-A in the aftermath of C-f-A president Dan Cathy fully coming out of the closet with his anti-gay views. And in that spirit, come check out this 1982 fantasy flick made by the Muppet man himself. The late Henson and his fellow Muppeteers partnered with conceptual artist Brian Froud to create this film that was ostensibly made for families but over the decades has managed to haunt the dreams of many a young tot. Brave kids and adults, on the other hand, should get a kick out of a movie that basically plays like Muppets Gone Wild, as puppets populate this lavish spectacle about the efforts of two young Gelflings (aka elves) to prevent the Skeksis (aka ugly bird-critters) from continuing their reign of evil. The Dark Crystal is being screened as part of The Light Factory's summer film series, 80s Fantasy Flashback. Movie begins at sunset.

Matt Brunson

Price: Free (donations accepted)

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