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CINEMATHEQUE AT HOME

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Available to rent for $6.99
Held over until July 30!
Directed by Marilyn Agrelo
2021, USA, 107 min

This title is available to rent via Cinematheque at Home for $6.99. This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic with 50% of all sales supporting our theatre.

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street takes audiences inside the minds and hearts of the “Sesame Street” creators, artists, writers, and educators who together established one of the most influential and enduring children’s programs in television history. Inspired by the New York Times’ bestselling book “Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street” by Michael Davis, focused on the first two decades of “Sesame Street” – an experimental and groundbreaking period. The original creators tell us in their own words about how “the gang” came together, stayed committed to their original mission through eras of political and social change, and how they approached each obstacle with a wicked sense of humor and joy. Featuring exclusive behind the scenes footage with the writers, actors and producers as well as Jim Henson and the Muppets.

Reviews

The film’s major revelations are not how hilarious, anarchic and charismatic the muppets were and are. What’s fascinating here is remembering the lesser known figures who shaped the show that was to come.
– Roger Moore, Movie Nation
For the generation of audiences whose childhood was honed by this remarkable television show, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street is a welcome blast of nostalgia, warmth, and reminiscence.' Street Gang does wonders at reminding us how we all got to Sesame Street in the first place.
– Jason Gorber, POV
Five Stars. Genuinely revolutionary. Street Gang charts the history and evolution of the show, talking to the surviving cast and creators. The behind-the-scenes footage, much of it shot in the early 80s, is priceless; the contemporaneous interviews with Jim Henson, director Jon Stone and producer Joan Ganz Cooney are invaluable.
– Norm Wilner, Now Weekly
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