As you all surely know by now, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey is the wonderful new documentary spotlighting the life and career of Kevin Clash and showing how Elmo has affected his life and the world at large. Don’t believe me? Then you should watch the wonderful trailer, sent to us by the film’s director Constance Marks and one of the film’s producers Corinne LaPook. Enjoy!
But did you know that, starting October 21st, Being Elmo will be making its way to U.S. theaters around the country? Starting in New York City and spreading to other cities through 2012, Being Elmo is probably coming to a theater near you! Check out the official play dates listing for a full list of the cities, theaters, and dates where you can find Being Elmo in the coming months.
And if you aren’t aware, here is the full synopsis and description of Being Elmo (which should be more than enough to prompt you to go see it).
Every day, millions tune in to Sesame Street to see one of the world’s most adored and recognizable characters—a furry red monster named Elmo. Yet, with all of Elmo’s fame, the man behind the icon is able to walk down the street without being recognized.
Meet Kevin Clash.
As a 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, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true.
Combining amazing archival footage with material from the present day, filmmaker Constance Marks explores Kevin’s story in vivid detail and chronicles the meteoric rise of Jim Henson in the process. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and including interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, this intimate, captivating and award-winning documentary offers up a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.
So yeah… you should probably go see this movie if you get the chance. I know I will be! And if you happen to be in the New York area, on October 22 and 23, Kevin Clash and Elmo will both be present at the screenings of the film at the IFC Center. Just another reason why you should get out there and see this film!
For any and all information about Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, be sure to check out the film’s official website at www.beingelmo.com
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org