Newswire: Denver, see The Dark Crystal (in 35mm) tonight as part of our Fantastique series
Howdy! Senior Writer Jason Heller here. Just wanted to let you know that Fantastique, The A.V. Club‘s monthly fantasy film series, continues tonight in Denver at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with The Dark Crystal.
Released in 1982, The Dark Crystal imagines world called Thra in which the gentle Gelflings Jen and Kira become caught up in a quest that threatens the villainous Skeksis’ tyrannical power over their planet. Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, the film’s intricate animatronics and lush design remain some of the most beloved in fantasy cinema, and if you’ve never seen it on the big screen in 35mm, here’s your chance.
Like Science Friction, Fantastique’s sister series at Alamo that focuses on science fiction films, Fantastique is curated and hosted by yours truly. I’ll be there tonight in person to introduce The Dark Crystal and to pick the winner …