Whether you're a Jim Henson fan or you're just a fan of films that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, we have a very special documentary screening of Being Elmo planned for you. But that's not all! Corinne LaPook (Producer) will join us along with Tau Bennett, a young puppeteer featured in the film, to introduce Being Elmo and engage in a Q & A session afterward. We can't wait!
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.
“THUMBS UP!” - Roger Ebert, Ebert Presents At the Movies
“CRITICS' PICK! A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world.” - Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
For more information, please watch the film's trailer.
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations cannot be accomodated. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. sharp. This performance is free and open to the public.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).