Screening & Live Event
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Part of Henson Screenings & Special Programs
Sunday, September 25, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

This event is sold out, but some tickets may be available at the door. Names will be added to a waiting list one hour before the start of the event at the Museum.
With Kevin Clash and Constance Marks in person

Dir. Constance Marks. 2011, 76 mins.

The furry red creature Elmo, seen by millions every day on Sesame Street, is one of the world¹s most beloved and recognizable TV characters. Yet few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who from the time he was a child, 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 and the role of a lifetime as the performer and personality of Elmo. Constance Marks explores his story in vivid detail, chronicling the meteoric rise of Jim Henson's Muppets in the process. Kevin Clash and a special guest will make personal appearances, along with director Constance Marks, in this special preview of this special jury prize winner at Sundance.

Tickets: $20 public / $15 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen and Red Carpet Kids members and above. Tickets include admission to the exhibition Jim Henson's Fantastic World. Call 718 777 6800 or order online.