(Adding categories)
Tag: categoryselect
(duplicate)
(43 intermediate revisions by 8 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
  +
{{movie|image=StreetGang-NewPoster.jpg|date=[[2021]]|runtime=107 minutes|director=[[Marilyn Agrelo]]|writer=|composer=T. Griffin|studio=Macrocosm Entertainment|rating=}}
{{dev}}
 
 
[[File:Heather Kenyon, Mark Myers, Matt Daley, Marah Strauch, Michael Davis, and Trevor Crafts.jpg|thumb|300px|''Street Gang'' production team: Heather Kenyon, Mark Myers, Matt Daley, Marah Strauch, Michael Davis, and Trevor Crafts.]]
[[Image:StreetGangFilm-Poster.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
  +
[[File:Street Gang - Official Trailer|thumb|300px|Official trailer]]
 
[[File:StreetGangFilm-Poster.jpg|thumb|300px|Teaser poster]]
   
'''''Street Gang''''' is an upcoming ''[[Sesame Street]]'' documentary based on [[Street Gang|the book of the same name]] by Michael Davis. Much like the book, the documentary will follow the story of the creation of ''Sesame Street'' and the [[Children's Television Workshop]].
+
'''''Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street''''', originally titled simply ''Street Gang'', is a ''[[Sesame Street]]'' documentary based on [[Street Gang|the book of the same name]] by Michael Davis. Much like the book, the documentary focuses on the creation of the [[Sesame Workshop|Children's Television Workshop]] and the development of ''Sesame Street'' during the first 20 years of the show.
  +
__TOC__
  +
The film was first announced in 2016, with Marah Strauch originally attached to direct.<ref>[http://deadline.com/2016/04/marah-strauch-sesame-street-docu-macrocosm-entertainment-citizen-skull-1201730178/ ‘Sesame Street’ Docu ‘Street Gang’ Coming From ‘Sunshine Superman’ Director Marah Strauch], Deadline.com, April 1, 2016.</ref> Funding for the production was partially raised from an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign, which offered customized ''Sesame Street'' perks. When the campaign launched, the film was expected to have "a late 2017 or early 2018 release."<ref>[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/street-gang-a-documentary-on-sesame-street#/ IndieGogo "FAQ: About Street Gang"]</ref> The film's release date was later pushed back to 2019,<ref>{{popup|StreetGang-2019Poster.jpg|Poster from their official website}}</ref> then 2020.<ref>[https://twitter.com/StreetGangMovie @StreetGangMovie bio on Twitter]: "COMING IN 2020!", accessed October 23, 2019</ref>
   
  +
==Premiere==
The documentary will be directed by [[Marilyn Agrelo]] (originally announced to be Marah Strauch) and jointly produced by Macrocosm Entertainment and Citizen Skull Productions. Funding for the production was partially raised via crowd-sourcing among fans on Indiegogo, offering customized ''Sesame Street'' perks. The film is set to be released in early [[2018]].
 
  +
Due to the [[COVID-19 pandemic]], the film made its nationwide online world premiere on January 30, 2021 at the [[Utah|Sundance Film Festival]], with a second screening on February 1. Geoblocking was set to keep the event limited to [[The United States of America|US]] audiences only.<ref>[https://fpg.festival.sundance.org/film-info/5fd06b5a8e9fe3962033c571 Sundance.org - STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET]</ref>
   
  +
The film's Sundance premiere was followed by a publicly available Q&A session with the filmmakers {{youtube|3BjvPL9JMKo}}, as well as one of the festival's ''Cinema Café'' interviews featuring [[Sonia Manzano]] and [[Rita Moreno]], both reminiscing about their careers and collaborations. {{youtube|YDmXG0mv9hI}}
<gallery widths=300>
 
  +
Heather Kenyon, Mark Myers, Matt Daley, Marah Strauch, Michael Davis, and Trevor Crafts.jpg|''Street Gang'' production team: Heather Kenyon, Mark Myers, Matt Daley, Marah Strauch, Michael Davis, and Trevor Crafts.
 
  +
==Distribution==
</gallery>
 
  +
Ahead of the film's Sundance premiere, the U.S. theatrical and home entertainment rights were acquired by Screen Media. The film was later announced for screenings around the country beginning April 23rd.<ref>''Variety'': [https://variety.com/2020/film/news/sesame-street-documentary-sundance-hbo-1234865985/ "‘Sesame Street’ Documentary Sold to Screen Media, Heads to Sundance"], December 18, 2020.</ref><ref>Entertainment Weekly: [https://ew.com/movies/trailers/street-gang-how-we-got-to-sesame-street-documentary/ Watch the trailer for heartwarming Sesame Street documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street], April 6, 2021.</ref>
  +
  +
The film became available to rent digitally on May 7th, with a DVD and Blu-ray release on July 6th.
  +
  +
In Fall 2018, the U.S. streaming and broadcast rights were acquired by [[HBO]] and the worldwide rights by Focus Features.<ref>''Variety'': [https://variety.com/2018/film/news/sesame-street-documentary-street-gang-1203020497/ "Sesame Street Doc ‘Street Gang’ Picked Up by HBO, Focus Features"], November 5, 2018.</ref>
  +
  +
In December 2020, [[WarnerMedia]] announced that the film, releasing under HBO's Documentary Films unit and gaining the subtitle "How We Got to Sesame Street," would air on the network and be available to stream on [[HBO Max]] at some unspecified time in 2021.<ref>[https://pressroom.warnermedia.com/us/media-release/hbo-documentary-films-debut-street-gang-how-we-got-sesame-street-2021 WarnerMedia Pressroom Media Release - "HBO Documentary Films to Debut STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET in 2021"], December 8, 2020</ref>
  +
  +
==Interviewees==
  +
*[[Christopher Cerf]], [[Roscoe Orman]], [[Sonia Manzano]], Kate Stone Lucas, [[Polly Stone]], [[Joan Ganz Cooney]], [[Lloyd Morrisett]], [[Sharon Lerner]], [[Lisa Henson]], [[Brian Henson]], [[Frank Biondo]], [[Bob McGrath]], [[Holly Robinson Peete]], Matt Robinson, Jr., Dolores Robinson, [[Fran Brill]], [[Emilio Delgado]], [[Caroll Spinney]], [[Oscar the Grouch]], Nick Raposo, [[Norman Stiles]]
  +
*Archival footage interviewees: [[Jon Stone]], [[Jim Henson]], [[Frank Oz]], [[Ernie]] and [[Bert]], [[Joe Raposo]]
  +
  +
==Credits==
  +
*Director: Marilyn Agrelo
  +
*Produced by Trevor Crafts and Ellen Scherer Crafts
  +
*Producer: Lisa Diamond
  +
*Executive Producers: Lisa Heller, Nancy Abraham, Brian O'Shea, Nat McCormick, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Mark Myers
  +
*Co-Executive Producer: Michael Davis
  +
*Director of Photography: Luke Geissbühler
  +
*Editor: Ben Gold
  +
*Original Soundtrack Composed by T. Griffin
  +
*Archival Producer: Rich Remsberg
  +
*Associate Editor: Gil Choi
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
  +
<references />
*[http://deadline.com/2016/04/marah-strauch-sesame-street-docu-macrocosm-entertainment-citizen-skull-1201730178/ ‘Sesame Street’ Docu ‘Street Gang’ Coming From ‘Sunshine Superman’ Director Marah Strauch], Deadline.com, April 1, 2016.
 
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://streetgangmovie.com/ Official site]
 
*[http://streetgangmovie.com/ Official site]
  +
*[https://seestreetgang.com/ Alternative official site]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/streetgangmovie/ Official Facebook fan page]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/streetgangmovie/ Official Facebook fan page]
  +
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ql4p1syBeY Sundance - Meet the Artist: Marilyn Agrelo on STREET GANG]
 
*[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/street-gang-the-origin-story-of-sesame-street-education#/ IndieGoGo Page]
 
*[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/street-gang-the-origin-story-of-sesame-street-education#/ IndieGoGo Page]
  +
  +
__NOWYSIWYG__
 
[[Category:Sesame Street Behind the Scenes]]
 
[[Category:Sesame Street Behind the Scenes]]
  +
[[Category:Documentaries]]

Revision as of 11:23, 7 May 2021

StreetGang-NewPoster.jpg
Released 2021
Duration 107 minutes
Director Marilyn Agrelo
Music T. Griffin
Studio Macrocosm Entertainment

Street Gang production team: Heather Kenyon, Mark Myers, Matt Daley, Marah Strauch, Michael Davis, and Trevor Crafts.

Street_Gang_-_Official_Trailer

Street Gang - Official Trailer

Official trailer

Teaser poster

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, originally titled simply Street Gang, is a Sesame Street documentary based on the book of the same name by Michael Davis. Much like the book, the documentary focuses on the creation of the Children's Television Workshop and the development of Sesame Street during the first 20 years of the show.

The film was first announced in 2016, with Marah Strauch originally attached to direct.[1] Funding for the production was partially raised from an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign, which offered customized Sesame Street perks. When the campaign launched, the film was expected to have "a late 2017 or early 2018 release."[2] The film's release date was later pushed back to 2019,[3] then 2020.[4]

Premiere

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film made its nationwide online world premiere on January 30, 2021 at the Sundance Film Festival, with a second screening on February 1. Geoblocking was set to keep the event limited to US audiences only.[5]

The film's Sundance premiere was followed by a publicly available Q&A session with the filmmakers (YouTube), as well as one of the festival's Cinema Café interviews featuring Sonia Manzano and Rita Moreno, both reminiscing about their careers and collaborations. (YouTube)

Distribution

Ahead of the film's Sundance premiere, the U.S. theatrical and home entertainment rights were acquired by Screen Media. The film was later announced for screenings around the country beginning April 23rd.[6][7]

The film became available to rent digitally on May 7th, with a DVD and Blu-ray release on July 6th.

In Fall 2018, the U.S. streaming and broadcast rights were acquired by HBO and the worldwide rights by Focus Features.[8]

In December 2020, WarnerMedia announced that the film, releasing under HBO's Documentary Films unit and gaining the subtitle "How We Got to Sesame Street," would air on the network and be available to stream on HBO Max at some unspecified time in 2021.[9]

Interviewees

Credits

  • Director: Marilyn Agrelo
  • Produced by Trevor Crafts and Ellen Scherer Crafts
  • Producer: Lisa Diamond
  • Executive Producers: Lisa Heller, Nancy Abraham, Brian O'Shea, Nat McCormick, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Mark Myers
  • Co-Executive Producer: Michael Davis
  • Director of Photography: Luke Geissbühler
  • Editor: Ben Gold
  • Original Soundtrack Composed by T. Griffin
  • Archival Producer: Rich Remsberg
  • Associate Editor: Gil Choi

Sources

External links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.