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Being Elmo


Being Elmo: A Puppetteer's Journey isn't the best made documentary of the year, but it's awful sweet and a nice behind-the-scenes look at Henson's work and legacy. I'd have appreciated more of the technical how-tos Kevin Clash explained he wanted to learn when he first visited Henson's workshop. And I couldn't help buy notice some of the video being reused later in the film. But Clash finding his way from ten-year-old making puppets from his dad's coat to becoming one of the major influences of Seasame Street, is heartwarming.

Four hands in a puppet out of five.

Being Elmo at IMDB

Final thought: first time in a long time seeing a movie shown with no trailers