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Our Film Series showcases puppets on the big screen – celebrating the art of puppetry as captured by the camera. Featuring classic movies, hidden gems, and contemporary productions, our Film Series explores puppetry through narratives, documentaries, and short films.


Advance reservations are highly recommended.
To order tickets call 404-873-3391 or visit puppet.org.
(Tickets to Members Only films must be reserved by phone.)

FILM PRICING:
Member: FREE
General Public: Starting at $7.00

INCLUDES:
• Film Screening
• Museum Admission

REMEMBER:
• Most films start at 7:00pm
• Museum Exhibits open at 6:00pm
• Bar available at 6:15pm
• All films are in Mainstage Theater



Next 2013-14 Film


The Muppet Musicians of Bremen
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
7pm

*MEMBERS-ONLY FILM*

Leroy the Donkey, T.T. the Rooster, Rover Joe the Hound Dog, and sassy Miss Casgut are determined to escape from their mean, rotten, masters… and their masters are equally determined to keep them down on the farm. Will the gallant, jazz-playing animals make it to freedom and fame? Only Kermit the Frog knows for sure… and you know what a great storyteller he is! A charming and music-filled modern fable.

Directed by Jim Henson
Rated G
1972/50 min/Comedy/Family/Music
Puppetry Styles: Body, Hand-and-Rod, Marionette, Rod

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: FREE for Center Members-- call to reserve tickets!

 




Upcoming 2013-14 Films




SCAD Puppetmation
Saturday, May 10, 2014
7pm

Savannah College of Art and Design presents an evening of short animated films created by students from the Atlanta, Savannah, and Hong Kong campuses, adapting and reinventing puppetry for digital media. The films range from traditional stop motion using clay and objects to Maya and Flash computer constructions inspired by puppetry mechanics and aesthetics.

*Followed by talkback with SCAD Animation Faculty and Students

Curated by Jeremy Moorshead, Animation Department Chair,
and Becky Wible Searles
Ages 16 & up
Various/60 min/Short Films
Puppetry Styles: Animation, Stop Motion

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; FREE for Center Members




Upcoming 2014-15 Films


Puppetry vs. Animation Smack Down
Saturday, June 14, 2014
7pm

*LIVE EVENT*

A partnership between the Center for Puppetry Arts and ASIFA-Atlanta

Watch as representatives from both the puppetry and animation communities debate the use of their respective art forms in television and film.

Ages 16 & up
60 min

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; FREE for Center Members

 


Fraggle Rock Friendship Night
"Marooned" and "Gunge the Great and Glorious"

Saturday, July 19, 2014
7pm


*MEMBERS-ONLY FILM*


Join us for a friendship-filled Fraggle Rock night! First, watch Red and Boober bond while stuck in a cave-in, then see what happens when the Doozers think that Gunge is their great king.

Directed by George Bloomfield for "Marooned"
Directed by Eric Till for "Gunge the Great and Glorious"
Rated G
1983, 1985/50 min/Family

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: FREE for Center Members -- call to reserve tickets!



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Saturday, Sept 20, 2014
7pm

Four turtles are exposed to toxic ooze and mutate into pizza-eating, pop culture-loving ninjas. Under the guidance of their mentor Splinter, the dudes use their newfound Turtle Power to fight crime in New York City.

Directed by Steve Barron
Rated PG
1990/93 min/Adventure, Family

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; FREE for Center Members

 


Little Shop of Horrors
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014
7pm

A classic musical comedy about a shy flower shop employee named Seymour, his pretty yet downtrodden co-worker Audrey, and a mysterious plant whose growth rate is surpassed only by its peculiar appetite.

Directed by Frank Oz
Rated PG13
1986/94 min/Comedy, Horror, Musical

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; FREE for Center Members

 


Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
7pm

Venturing where no film has gone before, Tim Burton’s quirky and charming musical combines the extraordinary artistry of stop-motion animation with state–of–the–art technology to create a magical realm where fantastic characters come to life. Jack Skellington, the Halloween Pumpkin King, kidnaps Santa and takes it upon himself to deliver ghoulish Christmas presents to all the little boys and girls.

Directed by Henry Selick
Rated PG
1993/75 min/Family, Adventure

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; FREE for Center Members

 


The NeverEnding Story
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015
7pm

A wonderful motion picture for the entire family that takes viewers on a magical voyage to a mythical empire populated by enchanted beings. The NeverEnding Story combines adventure, suspense, delight, and surprise as it tells the odyssey of a ten-year-old boy, drawn into a fantasy wonderland that only he can save from total destruction.

Directed by Wolfgang Peterson
Rated PG
1984/102 min/Family, Fantasy


Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; FREE for Center Members

 


James and the Giant Peach
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
7pm

Based on the imaginative children’s book written by Roald Dahl, James And The Giant Peach tells the captivating story of a young boy’s journey of self-discovery and his unforeseen encounters with human-sized insects and a juicy, giant peach.

Directed by Henry Selick
Rated PG
1996/79 min/Family, Adventure

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; FREE for Center Members



The Dark Crystal
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
7pm

*MEMBERS-ONLY FILM*

Created by Muppet masters Jim Henson and Frank Oz and featuring designs by fantasy artist Brian Froud, The Dark Crystal is the age-old tale of good vs. evil in a magical, mystical land peopled with the most marvelous creatures.


Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz
Rated PG
1982/93 min/Family, Fantasy

Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: FREE for Center Members -- call to reserve tickets!



Photo credits:
  • The Muppet Musicians of Bremen: © Walt Disney Company
  • SCAD Puppetmation: © Savannah College of Art and Design



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