Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

MuslimFest screening of “Being Elmo” will be followed by a short panel discussion with Puppeteer Tom Vendenberg the hand behind Adam from Adam’s world.

Date: Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Noel Ryan Theatre

5:15pm – 5:45pm – Doors Open Film (15 min)
5:45pm – 7:00pm – Being Elmo Film Screening (80min)
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Discussion with Tom Vendenberg on the Making of Adam’s World.

Director: Constance Marks
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 80 min

Casts & Crew:

DIRECTOR: Constance Marks
STARS: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Oz
PRODUCERS: Corinne LaPook, James J. Miller
MUSIC: Joel Goodman
EDITORS: Philip Shane, Justin Weinstein
Website: http://beingelmo.com/