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August 01, 2011 through September 30, 2011
On view continuously.
Museum of the Moving Image
$12; $9 for people over 65 and for students with ID; $6 for children ages 3-18; free for children under 3.
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
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