3.5

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Documentary


 

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon but few people know his creator, Kevin Clash.

It's passion more than puppet that is central to the tale captured in "Being Elmo". The puppeteer's sense of purpose is extraordinarily powerful; from childhood he knew with certainty what it was that he wanted to be when he grew up. His purpose while pursuing his goal is nothing short of awe inspiring. As documentaries go this one is as warm as it is magical. It's affirming to see that good things happen to good, hardworking, people. Tickle me pink.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2011
80 mins