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Sesame Street screenings at BAM

Sesame St.

Sesame Street celebrated its 40th anniversary last month (with a guest appearance from Michelle Obama, no less) and BAM is screening, this weekend only, some of Jim Henson’s feature length films with his lovable muppets, including ABBY IN WONDERLAND, FOLLOW THAT BIRD, and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET, a documentary about the show’s international impact (did you know they have Big Bird in Kosovo?). A note to parents: you will not get bored. I tried it, and Sesame Street is just as fun for adults as it is for children. Remember the celebrity guest appearances from Paul Simon, 90s-era Julia Roberts, and a very, very 80s Robin Williams? Henson knew how to appease viewers of all ages. Still not sure? Try watching C is for Cookie without cracking a smile.

Click here for BAM’s schedule of screenings.