Back in 1969, the average American preschooler was watching 27 hours of television a week. The creators of “Sesame Street” embarked on an experiment: Why not see if TV could be an educator?
We all know how it worked out. “Sesame Street” became one of the longest-running, most influential and beloved TV shows of all time.
Learn more about the show’s origins in the documentary “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street,” which is screening as part of Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s MNFF Selects series on Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m.
(I got a little choked up watching the trailer.)
Find more info about the Sunday matinee, and buy tickets, here.
Adult tickets are $16; tickets for youth age 12-17 are $11; kids under 12 are $7.
All the MNFF Select films are screened at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Attendees age 12 and older must be vaccinated. Children under 12, and all other attendees, must wear masks inside the theater.