NYC – The Evolution of Puppetry

Brian Henson appears at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 7PM.

Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, Chairman of The Jim Henson Company, and award-winning director, producer, and puppeteer, will explore the unique Henson technique and style of puppetry that revolutionized the art form for television and film. Henson will present an overview of the groundbreaking technical achievements in animatronics and digital puppetry that continue to be a part of the Company’s legacy.

Tickets: $25 public / $20 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above.  Call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets or order online.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, NY 11106

NYC – An Evening with Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley appears on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at 7pm!

Sir Ben Kingsley is one of the most acclaimed actors of his time, perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning roles as Gandhi in the film of the same name. His other memorable screen performances include Schindler’s List, Sexy Beast, The House of Sand and Fog, and Exile. In his latest film, he gives a captivating performance as pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès in Martin Scorsese’s eagerly awaited film Hugo. This special program will include a conversation with Kingsley moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz, clips from some of his finest performances, and an exclusive ten-minute preview from Hugo, presented in 3-D.

Tickets: $25 public/$20 Museum members/Free for Silver Screen members and above. Call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets or order online.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, NY 11106