September marks the 10-Year Anniversary for The Meanwhile Film Series! Since September 2, 2008, our weeky brew & view movie night has been going strong every Tuesday night. Partnering with our neighbors down the street (The Meanwhile Bar), we've often strived to bring you cult classics, crowd favorites, and also the occasional cinematic gem that you may not have heard of, or never seen on the big screen. One of the favorites of the series: Labyrinth!
A 1986 British/American fantasy film, directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas and starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. The screenplay was collaboratively produced between Henson, George Lucas, Terry Jones (Monty Python), poet Dennis Lee, Laura Phillips, & Elaine May. Although Jones recieved the film's sole screenwriting credit.
Living in an alluring dream-world of fantasy and enchantment, the plucky and petulant adolescent, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), finds it hard to swallow that she is once again left to babysit for her baby stepbrother, Toby--and in a fit of rage--she wishes that goblins would take him far away. But now that her wish is granted, as if by magic, young Sarah must embark on a dangerous rescue mission, confronting Goblin King Jareth's (David Bowie) seemingly impenetrable labyrinth within an ethereal realm of sneaky creatures and eerie mystique. Can Sarah save innocent Toby from the clutches of the nefarious Jareth before he is gone forever?