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Puppetry, 100 minutes
Ages 18+
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:00PM — Center for Puppetry Arts
Presented in Partnership with the Center for Puppetry Arts

Loon directed by MT Maloney, USA/Hong Kong, 9:17
A peaceful monk named Po is disturbed by an eruption of urban development, transforming a small quiet island of rocks and woods into the electric jungle of modern-day Hong Kong.
Director MT Maloney and Compositor Christina Maloney scheduled to attend.

Separated | directed by Benjamin Freiburger, USA, 14:11
When a wind-up toy's best friend is thrown into a moving box that is headed out of town, the tiny robot must spring to life and rescue her before she is gone forever.
Director Benjamin Freiburger scheduled to attend.

Treeples | directed by Sarah Nolen, USA, 20:00
“Treeples” follows the adventures of everyday girls joining forces with a group of lively forest creatures to rid the woods of monsters.
Director Sarah Nolen, Puppeteer John Cody and Dramaturgist Işınsu Ersan scheduled to attend.

MANOMAN | directed by Simon Cartwright, United Kingdom, 10:40
When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.

Cole - The Robot | directed by Benjamin T. Wilson, USA, 7:07
An introverted musician with big dreams aspires to greatness. Said musician happens to be a robot.
Director Benjamin T. Wilson and Producer James Wilson scheduled to attend.

The Most Best Hat | directed by Jenelle Weidlich, USA, 2:40
On a sunny, sweltering day, a pufferfish loses his sun hat. Never fear, there's always a haberdashery near!
Director Jenelle Weidlich scheduled to attend.

B. | directed by Kai Stänicke, Germany, 15:00
Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for a disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desire and lived a lie. But is it really too late for B. to follow her heart?

Ichabod: Sketches From Sleepy Hollow | directed by Hobey Ford, USA, 7:39
“Ichabod: Sketches from Sleepy Hollow” is a short puppet film by award winning puppeteer Hobey Ford, based on Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Cinematographer Shane Peters scheduled to attend.

What's for Dinner | directed by Katie McClenahan, USA, 2:11
Set in a remote lighthouse on the shores of an unknown coast, “What’s for Dinner” is the story of two cats who must rely on their own intelligence to feed themselves after tragedy strikes.  
Director Katie McClenahan scheduled to attend.

Join us after the screening for a reception in the Atrium of Center for Puppetry Arts along with entry into the new Worlds of Puppetry Museum featuring the Jim Henson and Global Collections. Most remember Henson for his puppetry, but the Jim Henson Collection also showcases Jim’s prolific career as a filmmaker. See rare artifacts from films such as The Dark CrystalLabyrinth, and Muppet Treasure Island. Don’t forget your selfie with Kermit and Miss Piggy!





The Jim Henson Collection 

In 2007, Jim Henson’s family announced a momentous gift of puppets and props to the Center for Puppetry Arts. We are thrilled that approximately half of our expanded museum space is dedicated to the Jim Henson Collection.

This interactive exhibition follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, transporting visitors through environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio. 

In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, visitors can view iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.


The Global Collection

The Global Collection celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, this Collection also demonstrates the use of the art form as a teaching and communication tool.

Organized by continent, artifacts are displayed with rich, contextual backdrops and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.

Presented in partnership with:

All-Access Badge holders get FREE admission to the Center for Puppetry Arts anytime April 1-10! This includes Filmmaker and Industry Badges.

All other Badges (Film and Film + Conference) get 50% off admission for the duration of the festival.

Wood block ticketholders receive free admission to the Center anytime Thursday, April 7 prior to the 7pm screening.