WXXI invites you to the screening of "Being Elmo" at the Dryden Theatre

Fri, 11/25/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a film screening of the documentary about the loveable red puppet and the man behind it.

The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House presents the Rochester premiere of the hot, new documentary Being Elmo at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. And WXXI members are invited to attend at the special rate of $6 per ticket. (Doors open 45 minutes before each screening; all tickets sold at the door)

Elmo is an instantly recognizable icon that brings joy to people all over the globe on Sesame Street, but who is the man behind the lovable red puppet? Being Elmo (Constance Marks, US 2011, 76 min.) is an inspiring film that tells the story of Baltimore native Kevin Clash, who dreamed of being a puppeteer as a child.

Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Being Elmo traces Clash’s early beginnings from backyard puppet shows to working with his idol, Jim Henson, and creating one of the most famous puppet characters in the world.

The New York Times called the film, “A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world.”

Please note: Since this is a documentary, Being Elmo may be best enjoyed by children ages 8 and older.