Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Being Elmo - A Puppeteer's Journey Opens Nov 18 in New York City

From a media release:

Opens November 18, 2011
Film Society of LIncoln Center, New York City

“Grade A! A Marvelous Movie!” - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

NEW YORK CITY - Audiences and critics alike are raving about this Sundance award-winner which follows the man behind the most-beloved Muppet of our time.

Winner of Special Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2011!

Each and every day, millions of kids tune in to Sesame Street to see one of the world’s most adored and recognizable children’s characters, a furry red monster named Elmo. Yet, with all of Elmo’s fame, the man behind the Muppet is able to walk down the street without being recognized.

Meet Kevin Clash. As an average teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Kevin had very different aspirations from his classmates—he wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he wanted to be part of Jim Henson’s team of Muppeteers, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis.

With a supportive family behind him every step of the way, Kevin made those dreams come true. Combining amazing archival footage with material from the present day, filmmaker Constance Marks explores his story in vivid detail, chronicling the meteoric rise of Jim Henson’s Muppets in the process. – SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Series: New Releases at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Country: USA | English | Format: HDCam | Running time: 76m

Opens November 18!

November 18: 2:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:10pm, 7:55pm, 9:30pm
November 19: 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:10pm, 7:55pm, 9:30pm
November 20 – 24: 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:10pm, 7:55pm
Note: the 6:10pm and 7:55pm screenings on Monday, November 21 will take place in the Walter Reade Theater. All other screenings will be in the Film Center's Howard Gilman Theater.

• Also check out our new Family Films series this weekend -  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with special $6 discount tickets and "indie lunch box" special for everyone

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