8.4/10 (IMDB)

Street Gang How We Got to Sesame Street

1h 47m Documentary
Street Gang How We Got to Sesame Street
Street Gang How We Got to Sesame Street


STREET GANG will take us inside the minds and hearts of the Sesame Street creators to help us understand not only how they produced this groundbreaking show, but also what it was like to be at the center of a cultural and social phenomenon. Street Gang concentrates on the most experimental and groundbreaking period of Sesame Street. The original surviving creators weave together personal narratives, and never before seen behind the scenes footage to reveal how they collaborated to push every boundary that confronted them, changing television, and changing the world.


Marilyn Agrelo


Joan Ganz Cooney, Jim Henson, Jon Stone


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  • "It follows in the footsteps of the Mr. Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by shining a light on the making of the iconic series, revealing things you may not have known about its creators, and bringing some good old fashioned nostalgia to your heart."
    - Slashfilm
  • "A highly satisfying HBO documentary ... that wisely places roughly equal emphasis on how the sausage was made and how the culture was changed."
    - Variety Chris Willman
  • "STREET GANG may lightly gloss over some of the tougher elements of its genesis and legacy, but the staggering amount of material on offer makes the case that a good heart was always meant to be the best part of the show."
    - IndieWire


  • Sundance Film Festival