The Northwest Film Center knows what the rest of us don’t. They know that in tumultuous times the masses need a rally cry. A man has to step up and remind us how life should be lived. We as a people need a moral compass. And that man should most assuredly be Jim Henson.
Before leaving he put together a prolific collection of media that laid siege to even the most hostile imaginations. The NW Filmcenter brings us “Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy” to celebrate these feats. It’s a retrospective featuring many favorites (Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Muppet Movie) and a slew of lesser-known bits of gnarliness like Dog City (1940′s film noir populated by wise-cracking dogs).
Confused? Advanced tickets can be purchased online or day-of can be had a half-hour before showtime in the coat check at the side entrance of the Portland Art Museum (the museum’s Whitsell Auditorium host’s most of the Film Center’s screenings). More info is clickable: Film Center.