Depot Docs kicks off its seventh season on Friday, Sept. 28 with the Sundance award-winning film, Being Elmo. 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.
Being Elmo will be shown at 7:30 p.m., at the Depot Theatre, Garrison’s Landing. There will be a Q & A afterwards with the director, Constance Marks, followed by a reception. Tickets cost $20, and reservations are advised as the screenings frequently sell out. Reservations can be made online through brownpapertickets.com or by calling the theatre at 845-424-3900.