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STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET

“Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” Based on Michael Davis’s best-selling book of the same name, Marilyn Agrelo’s film Street Gang explores how creator Joan Ganz Cooney, original series director Jon Stone, and legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson—among other key talents—joined forces to create a children’s television show that would become a groundbreaking cultural phenomenon. Recognizing that kids were utterly captivated by television, these visionaries set out to harness the power of the medium for good—to offer learning rather than products to children. More than 50 years later, the show reaches over 150 countries around the world, continuing to entertain while it educates.

Drawing on fantastic and funny behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with beloved cast members and crew, the film goes beyond the considerable nostalgic appeal of Sesame Street to tap into the enduring emotional resonance of the program’s core message of affirmation and inclusion—and the promise of preparing the next generation to imagine a better world for us all.

PREMIERE   JAN. 30 – 9:00AM

Virtual AFM · November 9 – 15 

SCREENINGS: WARNING
Nov 9 · 7 pm
Drive-In Screening · Lot 47, Santa Monica, CA
Nov 10-15
AFM OnDemand Screening Service (Buyer login required)
Set a meeting, sophia@theexchange.ws
October 10-18 · 2020

SITGES

Oficial Fantàstic Competició – The Dark and the Wicked

Panorama Fantàstic – The Toll

Noves Visions – Rent-A-Pal

Midnight X-Treme – Spree
March 2020

Tribeca

The Dark and the Wicked
Section: Midnight
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The Stand In
Section: Spotlight Narrative
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February 2020

Berlinale

Office Location: Ritz Carlton Potsdamer
Welcome to Chechnya
Section:Panorama Dokumente
Winner: Audience Award
January 2020

Sundance

Welcome to Chechnya
Section: Documentary Competition
Award: U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing
Spree
Section: Next
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