Last month saw the publication of Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, the latest illustrative collaboration between the artists Brian and Wendy Froud. To commemorate the occasion, the Frouds have been invited to the Museum of the Moving Image to accompany a 35mm screening of the elaborately designed cult item Labyrinth (1986), co-starring David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly. Scripted by Terry Jones (of Monty Python), Labyrinth reunited the Frouds with the director Jim Henson, with whom they had previously worked on The Dark Crystal (1982). Despite a poor initial box-office performance, Labyrinth has attained a kind of cultural endurance, with the Frouds’ costumes, creature work, and conceptual art — which, in one sequence, memorably borrows from the work of M.C. Escher — helping to define the film as a singular visual creation.
Sun., Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m., 2014