Still from The Dark Crystal (1982)

Family Flicks Film Series: The Dark Crystal

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Recommended for ages 7+

When orphaned Gelfling Jen is tasked with repairing his planet’s ruptured, beloved crystal, he embarks on a quest with the brave and resourceful Kira to stop the malevolent, reptilian villain Skeksis from assuming eternal power. Notably darker than the standard Muppet fare, this fantastical hero’s journey mixes traditional Jim Henson puppetry with groundbreaking animatronic technology to create a timeless adventure tale of singular, dreamlike wonder. (1982, dir. Jim Henson and Frank Oz, 70mm, color, 93 min.)

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