access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011)
Director Constance Marks
Who doesn’t like Elmo? Sesame Street’s helium-voiced red monster is loved the world over, but most of us know next to nothing about the artist behind the puppet persona. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey aims to remedy that, chronicling the life of Elmo mastermind Kevin Clash. Fascinated by puppets from an early age, Clash started making his own muppets and characters and put up backyard shows for the neighborhood kids. His talent didn’t go unnoticed for long, and soon enough he began to perform for the local CBS affiliate. As a teen, Clash adored The Muppet Show and dreamed of working with master puppeteer Jim Henson. He got in touch with Kermit Love, a designer for Henson, who got the ball rolling. Before long, Clash found a home on Sesame Street in the mid-80’s and by coincidence was assigned the role of Elmo. He ended up reinventing the character, deciding that Elmo should stand for pure love.
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this heartwarming documentary contains rare behind-the-scenes archival footage, offering a look at Sesame Street that will delight viewers of all ages. - Calgary International Film Festival
Running Time 80m