Everyone’s favorite documentary about Kevin Clash (that I still haven’t seen), Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey is screening at the Dallas International Film Festival this Saturday, April 2nd at 12:30pm. Cost is only $10 to get in and see this fantastic film, so if you live in the Dallas, Texas area and haven’t had the opportunity to see Being Elmo yet… why haven’t you bought your tickets already?!
Speaking of the Longhorn State… the fantastic Jim Henson Legacy sponsored series Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy is showcasing several different screenings in the Austin, Texas area at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the coming weeks. Click the link above for all the information on the various screenings between March 29th and April 10th. I’ve seen a couple of the screenings being shown, including Inside the Sesame Street Vault and Sesame Street at 40 and they’re both wonderful gems that are sure to delight any Sesame fan (and I’m sure the other ones are too) so if you happen to be in the Austin area and you need more Muppet goodness in your life, be sure to check this out!
The Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy (pages 10-15 of the PDF) series is being showcased in the United Kingdom as well at The Filmhouse, home of the Edinburgh Film Festival. The screenings will occur from April 18th through April 27th (check the schedule in the PDF link above for specific screenings) and will feature appearances by Martin Baker on April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at various screenings.
The Tribeca Film Festival in New York City is hosting a screening of The Muppets Take Manhattan on April 23rd at 8:15pm at the Tribeca Drive-In. This is a free screening of the film and it includes, what sounds like, a very fun pre-show with face-painting, Muppet trivia, sing-alongs, and “fuzzy surprise guests.” One can only imagine what that might mean. But if you live in the New York area and you’ve got yourself a free night on April 23rd, why not stop by and witness Miss Piggy’s hideous 80’s afro on the big screen?
And, finally, for those Muppet fans who don’t live near Dallas, Austin, New York City, or the United Kingdom (like myself)–and even for those of you that do–we have a new Super Grover video from Sesame Street to share with you all. It is, in a word Fantastic!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier