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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Screenings

Fri, May 6 8:15 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sat, May 7 8:15 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sun, May 8 5:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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76 minutes | USA  | English  | International Premiere | Rating: G


“When a puppet is good and true and meaningful, it’s the soul of the puppeteer that you’re seeing.”
– Martin P. Robinson, veteran Sesame Street puppeteer

This Sundance Special Jury Prize winner is heart-warming and fun for the whole family. Being Elmo is the inspiring story of how a shy nine-year-old Kevin Clash pursued his dream of becoming a puppeteer on Sesame Street. Raised in a low-income community, Clash’s talents were evident in his homemade prototypes and the puppet shows he staged for his mother’s daycare kids. But it was after his first gig on a local children’s TV show that he was truly on the path. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access at Sesame Street, Being Elmo captures the magic created by Jim Henson, and is a tribute to Henson’s legacy and the community of puppeteers who’ve enchanted generations of children around the world. - Karina Rotenstein


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Constance Marks (Director)
Philip Shane (Co-Director)

Producer(s)
Constance Marks
James Miller
Corinne LaPook

Writer(s)
Philip Shane
Justin Weinstein

Cinematographer(s)
James Miller

Editor(s)
Philip Shane
Justin Weinstein

Composer(s)
Joel Goodman

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