Henson to attend Muppet Movie screening in Texas
Puppet Dreams", a screening of independent puppet films will
be held in Houston on February 25 and Austin February 26; The Austin
event includes a
theatrical screening of The Muppet Movie
is nothing like the excitement of seeing the Muppets on the big
screen. Especially when it’s a restored print of arguably
the Muppets finest work in 1979’s The Muppet Movie.
Henson will be introducing this special screening of The Muppet
Movie in Austin, Texas this upcoming Sunday February 26 at 6:30
pm. The event is part of the Texas Puppetry Festival at Austin's
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. It is planned that a video tribute for
head Muppet writer Jerry Juhl who died
in September will also be shown.
for The Muppet Movie screening can be purchased
on-line. Children 6 and older will only be allowed with a parent
or guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be permitted in
The Muppet Movie screening, Heather will be participating in Handmade
Puppet Dreams, a screening of short puppet films by independent
artists exploring their puppet craft specifically for the camera.
early Henson shorts will also be shown including: "Nobody",
"Cool Jazz", "Java", 'King of 8" and "Shrinkel
Handmade Puppet Dreams screening will also occur Saturday February
25 in Houston, Texas at The
Aurora Picture Show at 8 pm. For those who would like to attend
both the Houston and Austin events, Austin is a three-hour drive
from the Houston area.
Henson is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in animation
and attended The California Institute of the Arts to broaden her
expertise in visual spectacles for theatre. She has created numerous
nature based theater performances of her own and has added her designs
in puppetry and projections to other productions in Los Angeles,
New York, Minneapolis, Madison and Providence.
Henson proudly holds Palisades' Jim Henson Muppet action figure.
Most recently she has produced animation to be incorporated on
stage with choreographed indoor kites. She continues to produce
and showcase other artists in a myriad of venues including film,
television, and stage. This past November, Heather helped to produce
the first Orlando Puppet Festival in Florida. This was a week long
festival of live puppet shows, films and workshops.
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to honor Jim Henson
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arrives on DVD August 3
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