Sesame Street: A Celebration
Oct 1 - 30
Fri, Oct 1, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 2, 2 pm: Sesame Street at 40: Milestones on the Street
Thu, Oct 14, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 16, 2 pm: Inside the Sesame Street Vault
Thu, Oct 21, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 23, 2 pm: Sing! The Music of Sesame Street
Thu, Oct 28, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 30, 2 pm: Muppets History 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault
Our “Encounter” Big Idea explores different ways art engages a social context. There are few better examples of this than Sesame Street. Having recently reached its 40th year, we celebrate this landmark show with this three-program series, which includes some of the most memorable moments as well as never-before-seen footage. Sesame Street premiered in 1969 on PBS and is now the longest-running children's television series in the U.S., and broadcast in more than 140 countries. The show was groundbreaking for its mixture of educational and entertaining content, teaching children life skills while encouraging development in math and literacy. It has also been revolutionary for addressing life experiences and social issues such as death, divorce, adoption, and the recession, and for featuring a diverse, multicultural cast. And, as a bonus program, we also present Muppets 201, a brand-new program of Muppets rarities and classic moments.
Fri, Oct 1, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 2, 2 pm
Sesame Street at 40: Milestones on the Street
This “best-of” compilation features dozens of classic moments in the forty-year history of the show, including excerpts from the first episode, celebrity guests, and some of the best bits from Ernie and Bert, Big Bird, Snuffy, and the rest of the gang. (81 min, digital video)
Thu, Oct 14, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 16, 2 pm
Jim Henson & Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault
This super entertaining program highlights the contributions of Jim Henson and his early Sesame Street collaborators, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Fran Brill and Caroll Spinney. In addition to old favorites, there are some extremely rare clips from specials and guest appearances on other television programs. (83 min, digital video)
Thu, Oct 21, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 23, 2 pm
Sing! The Music of Sesame Street
A joyous, sometimes hilarious and poignant salute to forty years of Sesame Street music, featuring the original show classics, parodies and special visits from some of the music industry’s biggest names. (82 min, digital video)
Thu, Oct 28, 7:30 pm & Sat, Oct 30, 2 pm
Muppets History 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault
A sequel to the wildly popular Muppets History 101 program from the Muppets series we presented in 2007, this new program features rare shorts and TV segments featuring everyone’s favorite furry friends. (90 min, digital video)
“Sesame Street: A Celebration” was originally presented at BAMcinematek by BAM, Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Legacy. "Sesame Workshop"®, "Sesame Street"®, and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. ©2009 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.
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Added by ybcapr on September 10, 2010