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Don’t Eat the Pictures

Saturday, Nov 18 at 1:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Saturday and Sunday screenings introduced by Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin and author Jake S. Friedman (The Disney Revolt) with special behind-the-scenes surprises, plus:

On Saturday, November 18, they will be joined by Chris Cerf (songwriter) and David Zetlin-Jones (kid cast member)

On Sunday, November 19, they will be joined by Noel MacNeal (Muppet performer/wrangler), Martin P. Robinson (Muppet performer–Mr. Snuffleupagus), Richard Termine (Muppet builder/wrangler), and Andrew Cassese (kid cast member)

Dir. Jon Stone. 1983, 59 mins. Digital Projection. With Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Aram Chowdhury, Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Dr. Loretta Long, Bob McGrath, Sonia Manzano, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed. The Sesame Street Gang—humans, kids, and Muppets—get locked in the Metropolitan Museum of Art overnight looking for Big Bird who, with the help of Mr. Snuffleupagus, tries to help the ghost of a young Egyptian prince fulfill his destiny. Ernie and Bert explore American art, Grover visits medieval armor, and Cookie Monster has an unhealthy appetite for impressionism. With script and songs by Tony Geiss, this musical adventure explores several exhibits of the museum, with a focus on the then newly renovated Egyptian wing. Shot on-site during the summer of 1983 after the museum’s normal operating hours, and made in collaboration with the museum’s own office of film and television, Don’t Eat the Pictures was nominated for a primetime Emmy and won France’s 1984 Prix Jeunesse/International.

This screening is courtesy of Sesame Workshop, New York, New York.

Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop, New York, New York.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.