May 1st, 2012
Being Elmo is in UK cinemas now, and will also be screening as part of Picturehouse Pic Docs one off Tuesday slot on 1st May. To celebrate we have a copy of the films UK cinema quad poster to be won, signed by director Constance Marks. To win simply make sure you are signed up to the Dogwoof newsletter and then email us your details on firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the competition!
Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Being Elmo follows Clash’s remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates—he wanted to be a part of Henson’s team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true. Featuring interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and Clash himself, filmmaker Constance Marks’ insightful and personal documentary tells the story of one of the world’s most adored and recognizable characters and the visionary behind the icon.
Please note this competition is only open to residents of the UK and Ireland, and you must be subscribed to the newsletter in order to be entered. We will close the competition and contact the winner on 1st June.