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Jan 6 – Jan 19, 2012

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Dir. Constance Marks USA 80 min PG

2011

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

“A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world.” (The New York Times)

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