Being Elmo

Being Elmo – A Puppeteer’s Journey

  • Constance Marks
  • In English
  • 76 mins

Beloved by millions of children and adults alike, Sesame Street’s Elmo is an international icon. Yet despite the worldwide adoration for his most famous character, few people would recognise Kevin Clash, the softly spoken man behind the furry red puppet.

Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Being Elmo follows Clash’s remarkable transformation from a dedicated teenaged puppeteer growing up in 1970s Baltimore to an integral part of the Sesame Street team. While also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop, this insightful and personal documentary tells the story of one of the world’s most adored and recognisable characters and the visionary behind the icon.

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Country: US
Year: 2011

Last shown

Last shown at Cornerhouse on Tue 15th May 2012


Inspiring and Joyous.

The New York Post

Charms with unexpected delights. A rare documentary that will connect across generations.

The Hollywood Reporter

The one film that really stole my heart at Sundance.

The Film Stage

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