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Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Distribution Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET reintroduces this visionary “gang” of mission-driven artists, writers, and educators that audaciously interpreted radical changes in society and created one of most influential and impactful television programs in history. Inspired by the activism of the late 1960s, socially conscious television executive Joan Ganz Cooney and Sesame Workshop co-founder Lloyd Morrisett conducted a revolutionary experiment: to harness the burgeoning power of television and create an educational, impactful, uplifting and entertaining show that could reach children nationwide, especially those living in urban areas. Cooney recruited trailblazing Muppets creator Jim Henson and acclaimed children’s television writer and director Jon Stone to craft the iconic and beloved world of “Sesame Street.”

  • "Highly satsfying." Chris Willman, Variety

  • "Thoroughly entertaining." Steve Pond, The Wrap

  • "[A] warm-hug of a documentary." Mara Reinstein, US Weekly

  • "Touching." Brian Truitt, USA Today

  • "Fascinating. You'll be rapt." Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast

  • "A terrific film." Mike Ryan, UPROXX

  • "Heartwarming." Megan McMachlan, Awards Daily

  • "Absolutely charming." Kyle Anderson, NERDIST

Information

Runtime
107 minutes

Release Date
2021

Genre
Documentary

Website:
streetgangdoc.com

Awards
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Produced by
Trevor Crafts, Ellen Scherer-Crafts

Directed by
Marilyn Agrelo

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