FORT MASON FLIX — 2021 SFFILM Festival — Closing Night — Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street


Presented By

SFFILM Festival & Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture

Apr 17th @ 6:30 p.m.

SFFILM Presents:

Closing Night — Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street

About: Sesame Street, the ubiquitous show widely considered the benchmark for children’s television, has a fascinating origin story. A small cohort of dedicated, inventive, and legendary creatives firmly believed children – particularly inner-city children – deserved educational and entertaining television. Archival footage, period interviews, and current commentary from the titans who brought this show to life capture their determination and ingenuity. Featuring the original series director Jon Stone, Muppets creator Jim Henson, and savvy television executive Joan Ganz Cooney, this humorous, fast-paced documentary explores how this program continues to inspire audiences today. Recommended for ages 11 years and older. (SFFILM Festival)

Director: Marilyn Agrelo

Year Released: 2021

Rating: NR

Run Time: 107 minutes

Cast: With Jon Stone, Jim Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney, and more

Showing: April 17, 6:30 p.m.

Also available streaming from April 17, 2021 through April 18, 2021 ($12)

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