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Film: Labyrinth

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Film: Labyrinth
Saturday, October 1, 2016
3 pm, Ring Auditorium
PG | 1h 41min | 1986

The Hirshhorn is delighted to present a free screening of the cult classic Labyrinth in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its release.  The fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and produced by George Lucas follows Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, a selfish 16-year-old girl who journeys through a magical labyrinth to save her baby brother from the Goblin King, immortalized by the late David Bowie. Music, action, and a bit of artistic flare make this film a feature praised by children and adults alike.  Internationally renowned for his puppetry, Henson collaborated with talented artists such as Ron Mueck, the creator of the Hirshhorn’s popular sculpture Untitled (Big Man) that is currently on view in Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection. Mueck notably provided the puppetry and voice for Ludo, the lovable lout that escorts Sarah through the labyrinth in the film.

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