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Sesame Street Retrospective in Brooklyn

Sesame Street

This weekend in Brooklyn, BAMcinématek (30 Lafayette Avenue) is presenting “Sesame Street: A Celebration!,” a series of screenings related to the classic children’s TV show, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Of particular interest to Brew readers is “Sesame Street Film Festival” which screens on Saturday, December 12, at 4:30pm. The curator of the screening, Craig Shemin, tells me that the 80-minute compilation is primarily animated and includes work by Bud Luckey, Jim Henson, Pixar, John Dilworth, Bruce Cayard, Buzzco, Derek Lamb, Abe Levitow, Michael Sporn, and Sally Cruikshank. A complete listing of this weekend’s screenings and online ticket purchasing is at the BAM website.

  • Sounds amazing! I grew up watching Sesame Street and only have good memories of it! Great idea to organize that sort of event.

    …wish I were in New York!

  • I haven’t watched Sesame Street since I was a kid (’80s), but judging by the friendly monster characters appearing in this photo, I’d place it in the mid ’90s, give or take. All I know is if this were taken in 2009, Grover would be holding a carton of milk instead of soda, and everyone would be eating from buckets of celery sticks. You watch yourself, Cookie, and keep that evil “sometimes” food out of the cinemas!

  • ZAR

    I love that picture! :)

    Sesame Street is such a massive classic.