'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' to Finally Hit Theaters in October

August 8, 2011

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this January, I've been eagerly awaiting a theatrical release of the heart-warming, charming and touching documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey. The film has been hitting several film festivals throughout the year, and now after winning both the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for Most Life - Affirming Documentary at the Traverse City Film Festival, the lovely film will finally be hitting theaters for all to enjoy. Today it was announced (via Collider) that the film will begin a limited release in New York City on October 21st before rolling out to other cities as well.

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey is being distributed in the US by Submarine Deluxe. Here's the full chart through fall for their limited release around the country (more dates and cities will be added soon):

October 21:
New York, NY - IFC Center

November 4:
Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Theaters
Seattle, WA - Landmark Varsity
Larkspur, CA - Lark Thetater

November 11:
San Francisco, CA - The Roxie
Baltimore, MD - Charles Theater
Maitlin, FL - Enzian Theatre
Washington DC - Landmark E Street Cinema

November 16:
Boston, MA - Brattle Theatre

Novmeber 18:
Boston, MA - Coolidge Corner Theater
Philadelphia, PA - International House of Film
Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown Art
Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Lagoon or Edina
Santa Fe, NM - CCA Santa Fe
West Newton, MA

November 25:
Tucson, AZ - The Loft Cinema
Portland, OR - Living Room Theaters
Coral Gables, FL - Living Room Theaters
Hartford, CT - Real Art Ways
Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
Hudson, NY - Time and Space Limited

December 2:
St. Louis, MO - Landmark Tivoli or Plaza Frontenac

December 27:
Houston, TX - MFA Houston

Directed by Constance Marks, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, the documentary chronicles the life and career of Kevin Clash, a young child with dreams of becoming a puppeteer who would go on to bring life to Elmo, one of the most beloved "Sesame Street" characters of all-time. With focus on the art of puppetry, the inspiration of Jim Henson, interviews with iconic puppeteers and great archival footage, the film is an inspirational chronicle of Clash's triumphs and struggles to reach the success he enjoys today. If you need anymore convincing this is a must-see, I suggest reading my glowing review from Sundance (where it won a Special Jury Prize). Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing this all over again. Visit their official website.

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  • i dont live close enough
    i dont know but driving 10 hours to see this movie sounds like a fun road trip.
    • Anonymous
      I love road trips.




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