Film Program at 7:00 PM, Dessert Reception to Follow
The Closing Night selection screens exclusively in-theater at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. The $50 ticket includes Jury Prize announcements, film program, Q&A and dessert reception. Complimentary parking generously provided by the City of Sandy Springs.
Enter the enchanting world of a groundbreaking artist and her beloved sock puppet companion, where boundless creativity and timeless joy have left an indelible mark on children’s entertainment.
Hailing from a Jewish Bronx family, Shari Lewis rose from playful beginnings in the ‘50s with her engaging children’s variety shows, leading to the debut of iconic Lamb Chop on Captain Kangaroo. Over the course of her extraordinary career, she amassed an impressive collection of accolades, including 13 Emmys and a Peabody, and authored 60+ children’s books, becoming an adored star recognized for her sundry talents as a ventriloquist, singer, dancer, and even a magician. In a male-dominated industry, Lewis, a spunky perfectionist, transformed children’s television with an innovative, empowering style, and through Lamb Chop, voiced new notions for the women of her time. Despite setbacks, including the cancellation of her NBC shows and health challenges, Lewis demonstrated resilience and enduring relevance.
Produced in collaboration with Lewis’s estate, this sensational biography melds archival footage, TV clips, and interviews, including insights from daughter Mallory (who continues performing with Lamb Chop), exploring the bond between performer and her puppet. Sure to awaken cherished childhood memories, this heartfelt mix of nostalgia and showbiz insights honors a visionary spirit, kindling the imaginations of dreamers and storytellers across generations.+ More... - Less...
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