Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Constance Marks, 80 mins, USA, 2011, Digital Betacam. Source: Madman Entertainment. Courtesy: Madman Entertainment.

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
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Does the name Kevin Clash mean anything to you? No? How about the name Elmo? From humble beginnings to one of the most well known puppeteers of his generation, Clash is the voice, mind and heart of our favourite red, furry Sesame Street buddy.

Once a pre-teen Muppet fan and now Executive Producer and key driver of Sesame Street, Clash's rise is nothing short of inspiring. The path to reaching these heights isn't easy and in achieving it there's self doubt, experimentation and single-minded devotion to the past and present of puppetry; enter stage right a who's who of great creative minds including Frank Oz and Jim Henson.

This tender film charts Clash's puppetry obsession, his motivations and techniques, unwavering commitment to the field and his eventual meeting with the legends of the craft.

Through brilliant archival footage, Being Elmo combines surprisingly moving moments with an enormously entertaining history of the people behind the most well-known street on the planet.


Tue 27 Dec 2011, 3pm, 5pm, 7.15pm

Wed 28 Dec 2011, 7pm

Thu 29 Dec 2011, 7pm

Fri 30 Dec 2011, 5.30pm, 7.15pm

Sat 31 Dec 2011, 6pm, 8pm

Sun 1 Jan 2012, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm

Thu 5 Jan 2012, 5pm, 6.45pm

Fri 6 Jan 2012, 4.30pm, 9pm

Sat 7 Jan 2012, 6.45pm

Sun 8 Jan 2012, 3.30pm

Additional screenings due to popular demand:
Fri 13 Jan 2012, 3pm

Sat 14 Jan 2012, 6.30pm

Wed 18 Jan 2012, 3pm

Thu 19 Jan 2012, 3pm

Fri 20 Jan 2012, 3pm

Sun 22 Jan 2012, 3.15pm

Wed 25 Jan 2012, 3pm, 7pm

Thu 26 Jan 2012, 3pm

Fri 27 Jan 2012, 3pm, 7pm

Sat 28 Jan 2012, 7pm

Sun 29 Jan 2012, 3.30pm, 5.30pm

Mon 30 Jan 2012, 3.15pm

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