A few months ago, Miguel showed me a trailer for the documentary Being Elmo and I fell in love. Tonight, the film finally came to DC and we were among the first to see it!
It was everything I could have hoped for and more!! Well except that I wish it had been longer than its 85 minutes…because I didn’t want it to end!
The documentary chronicles the journey of Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo, and how he never let anyone dissuade him from his dreams to work with Jim Henson.
Before Kevin, Elmo sounded like a caveman and was not a fixture on Sesame Street. But in Kevin’s hands, he became the loveable Elmo that every child in the world fell in love with. He is the voice and soul behind Elmo and they personify each other in a very magical and beautiful way.
It’s hard to describe how much this movie touched me, so go and see it for yourself…and then let me know what you think!!
P.S. Happy 11-11-11 @ 11:11pm!