Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
  • 2011
  • US
  • 76 min
  • U

Documentary on Sesame Street's almost-too-adorable scarlet fuzzball Elmo, and the likable and driven puppeteer Kevin Clash who turned him from a minor character into a breakout phenomenon. Although not especially deep, it has great charm and some interesting insights into the extraordinary Henson universe.

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Constance Marks, director of puppet doc Being Elmo - interview

25 Apr 2012

The documentary shows the life of puppeteer Kevin Clash

‘I backed into it innocently,’ says Constance Marks of her project to illuminate the man behind the world’s most famous fuzzy red baby monster. Whilst working as a cameraman on Sesame Street, Marks’ husband brought home a personal recorded message from…

Being Elmo

17 Apr 20123 stars

A revealing and heartfelt insight into the work of Kevin Clash, the man behind the puppet

(tbc) 80min The recent Muppet movie and attendant hype has reaffirmed the peculiar genius of Jim Henson’s life’s work: that is to say, even when we can literally see the wires, even when we know we’re looking at manipulated felt and hearing actors…

Glasgow Film Festival 2012 programme announced

19 Jan 2012

Highlights include Your Sister's Sister, The Muppets and Tom Twyker's 3

The programme for the Glasgow Film Festival 2012 was launched today, providing details of the films and events taking place in Cinema City during February. The main branch of the Festival takes place from Thu 16–Sun 26 Feb, and starts off with a gala…

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

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