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Time Bandits

Director: Terry Gilliam Run Time: 110 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1981

Starring: John Cleese, Katherine Helmond, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall

Time travel gets the Terry Gilliam treatment in this early 1980s British fantasy film.

While Stephen Hawking searches for black holes in the universe, a young boy discovers a time hole in his very own wardrobe! Through this opening, a band of dwarves enter into his life while escaping their evil master, The Supreme Being, taking him through Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 20th century in search of treasure to steal. A philosophical endeavor while also an enduring children’s film favorite, and a truly lovely bizarre one at that, Time Bandits tackles forces of good versus evil in the realm of the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness.

Time Bandits is part of THE WORKS – TERRY GILLIAM and Nitehawk’s September FIND THE TIME series.