Puppets on Film

Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter; puppeteer Basil Twist; and Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash talk about “Puppets on Film.” Presented by BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation, “Puppets on Film” is the most comprehensive survey of live puppetry in cinema ever compiled for both children and adults. It includes the Muppet movies, documentaries, 1980s cult classics, fantasy films, and shorts by contemporary artists. In anticipation of the November 23 release of The Muppets, a selection of films produced, directed, or godfathered by Muppets creator Jim Henson.

Muppet Treasure Island (1996), directed by Brian Henson
Muppet Treasure Island (1996), directed by Brian Henson ( Courtesy of BAMcinématek/Photofest )
The Muppet Movie (1979), directed by James Frawley
The Muppet Movie (1979), directed by James Frawley ( Courtesy of BAMcinématek/Photofest )
The Dark Crystal (1982), directed by Jim Henson & Frank Oz
The Dark Crystal (1982), directed by Jim Henson & Frank Oz ( Courtesy of BAMcinématek/Photofest )
The Dark Crystal (1982), directed by Jim Henson & Frank Oz
The Dark Crystal (1982), directed by Jim Henson & Frank Oz ( Courtesy of BAMcinématek/Photofest )
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), directed by Joe Dante
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), directed by Joe Dante ( Courtesy of BAMcinématek/Photofest )
Team America: World Police (2004), directed by Trey Parker
Team America: World Police (2004), directed by Trey Parker ( Courtesy of BAMcinématek/Photofest )
Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy (2009), directed by Roman Paska
Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy (2009), directed by Roman Paska ( Courtesy of BAMcinématek/First Run Features )
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