MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Michael Cera presents "Jim Henson: Commercials & Experiments" (from the touring retrospective "Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy")

After our Telethon draws to a close, we have a very special thank-you planned for all of our newest Cinefamily members, as well as those current members who’ve renewed their support: an encore presentation of one of the most popular and incredibly fun shows Cinefamily has ever done, hosted by Michael Cera, and followed by a Members-Only Luncheon courtesy of The Foundry on Melrose!

Admission to this event is RSVP-only — no +1s, unless the person accompaning you is also a new or renewing Cinefamily member. To RSVP (or for any questions), please email We look forward to another amazing year with you!

A mind-blowing collection of shorts, crazy commercials, and other rarities from the Jim Henson vault, hosted by special guest Michael Cera! Highlights include: an industrial film for Wilson’s Meat that must be seen to be believed; commercials featuring the LaChoy Dragon (a full-body character that caused Frank Oz to swear off doing any others); animation utilizing techniques ranging from stop-motion to early computer animation; excerpts from The Cube and Youth 68 (the two episodes Jim and company created for NBC’s Experiment in Television); and, a 35mm print of Time Piece, an Oscar-nominated 8-minute masterpiece that showcases Henson’s talent for making music out of everyday sounds. Every single time we’ve shown this extraordinary program, our house has been packed to the rafters, so be sure to arrive early for this one-of-a-kind event!

“Muppets™, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy” retrospective is produced by The Jim Henson Legacy and Brooklyn Academy of Music. TM and © Muppets Holding Company, LLC, TM & © Sesame Workshop, TM & © The Jim Henson Company

Watch the vintage “LaChoy Dragon” commercial!
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