FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui 2012 Nov 18, 20-21, 23-25 Dec 14, 20-23, 26, 28-30
FIRSTLIGHT FILM DESCRIPTIONS
A Puppeteer’s Journey
Running Time: 82 minutes
Friday, December 16 at 4:00pm
Director: Constance Marks Cast: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg
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.