Labyrinth 1986 PG

1.00PM Sun 14 Jul 2019 (1hr 41mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘In this fantasy a young girl, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), innocently dreams of being rid of her babysitting chores, but her dream turns into a nightmare when she meets Jareth (David Bowie), the strangely compelling Goblin King. With his magical powers, Jareth can pull crystal balls out of the air, create castles in the sky, and turn humans--like Sarah's baby brother--into goblins. He puts Sarah to the test: she must make her way through the Labyrinth to the castle in Goblin City to save her brother. It is a journey full of obstacles, and a race against time in which Sarah--along with her new goblin friends, the homely, kindly Hoggle, and Ludo, the timid giant--learns the importance of friendship and trust. Making their way through the maze they meet the most amazing characters, including The Keyper, A Wise Man in a Talking Hat, Sir Didymus the bridgekeeper, The Junk Lady, and Hugh Mongous. In a New York Times interview, Henson has said, "We wanted to do a story with small, delightful relationships. The film captures a moment when an adolescent girl realizes she is responsible for her life.’ Pacific Film Archive

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 101 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JIM HENSON / PRODUCER: ERIC RATTRAY / SCRIPT: TERYY JONES / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ALEX THOMSON / EDITOR: JOHN GROVER / ART DIRECTOR: ROGER CAIN, PETER HOWITT / MUSIC: DAVID BOWIE, TREVOR JONES / COSTUME DESIGNER: BRIAN FROUD, ELLIS FLYTE / CAST: DAVID BOWIE, JENNIFER CONNELLY, DAVID GOELZ, STEVE WHITMIRE, KAREN PRELL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP