BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Friday, December 9, 2011

Join us for this uniquely charming film about the man who created the Elmo we know and love. A smash at Sundance and film festivals around the world, Indy Film Fest is proud to bring you this first chance to see this gem of a film in Indianapolis. Get tickets here.

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.

Praise for BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer’s Journey

“A rare documentary that will connect across generations” -The Hollywood Reporter

“The one film that really stole my heart at Sundance” -The Film Stage

“Inspiring & joyous” -The New York Post

“A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world” -The New York Times

“For any adult feeling overwhelmed by bad news and dark times, your antidote is right here” -New York Daily News

This event graciously made possible by our friends at Just Pop In! and Bandy Carroll Hellige and hosted by our friends at Earth House.