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Sesame Street has been a staple in children’s culture for years. While the show has produced many popular characters, the fan favorite is by far a little red guy named Elmo. Have you ever wondered about who it is that’s been bringing Elmo to life since 1984? Well his name is Kevin Clash, and he is the subject of an inspiring  new documentary called Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey.

Directed by Constance Marks, the film made it’s rounds on the film festival circuit and is now scheduled for limited release in theaters on October 21st. The documentary tells the story of Clash, and how he ultimately helped to create one of the most memorable and iconic forces in children’s popular culture. For more information about where the film will screen visit the official website. Watch the trailer below: