Time Piece

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August 01, 2011 through September 30, 2011

On view continuously.

Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria

All Ages

$12; $9 for people over 65 and for students with ID; $6 for children ages 3-18; free for children under 3.

Event description: In 1965, Jim Henson made Time Piece, an experimental short film that tells what he called "the story of Everyman, frustrated by the typical tasks of a typical day." The film opens with a man—played by Henson—in a hospital bed. A doctor takes his pulse. The pulse turns into a drumbeat, which becomes the percussive soundtrack for the film, in a syncopated score created by Don Sebesky. Through a series of jump cuts, we follow the man as he walks through city streets,suburban streets, and then, the jungle. Playfully surreal sequences are bridged by short passages of stop-motion animation. While the film retains his trademark sense of humor, it is also a bold example of nonlinear editing. The film is presented courtesy of The Jim Henson Company in the Museum of the Moving Image's amphitheater as a part of the on-going Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit.

Address: 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: 718-784-0077
Website: www.movingimage.us

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