Independent Lens
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:00pm

Discover the man behind the furry red monster named Elmo — puppeteer Kevin Clash. As a teenager Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates — he wanted to be a puppeteer, to be part of Jim Henson’s team. Combining archival footage with material from the present day, filmmaker Constance Marks explores Clash’s story in vivid detail and chronicles the meteoric rise of Jim Henson in the process. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and including interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell and others, this insightful documentary offers up a rare, behind-the-scenes look at SESAME STREET and the Jim Henson legacy.

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