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IFC Center
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023 3:45 PM
The life and career of Shari Lewis, a multitalented ventriloquist who, along with her puppet friend Lamb Chop, charmed millions and changed the face of children’s television.
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FF Admission General Admission - $13.00

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WORLD PREMIERE Shari Lewis was a dancer, singer, and magician but is best known as the ventriloquist behind sock puppets Charlie Horse, Hush Puppy and, of course, Lamb Chop. This lively doc charts the life, loves, and career hits and misses of this spunky perfectionist, who forever changed the face of children’s television. Featuring ventriloquists who she inspired and nostalgia-inducing clips, this upbeat portrait of brilliant Bronx native turned beloved TV personality brims, like Lewis, with warmth and charm. – Karen McMullen 

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Lisa D'Apolito, subject's daughter Mallory Lewis, and special guest Lamb Chop. The second screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lisa D'Apolito.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Village East by Angelika
Descriptive Audio for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Village East by Angelika
Closed Captioning for online screenings

All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.

Film Details
Country:United States of America
Running Time:92
Director:Lisa D'Apolito
Executive Producer:Nigel Sinclair
Jeanne Elfant Festa
Joseph Mellicker
Jordan Walker-Pearlman
Bob Valentine
Sophia Dilley
Wesley Adams
Michael Cho
Mimi Rode
Tim Lee
Caitlin Gold
Naomi McDougall Jones
Lindsay Lanzillotta
Carlene C. Laughlin
Steve Cohen
Paula Froehle
Benjamin J. Murphy
Robert Dietz (Co-Executive Producer)
Scott Pascucci (Co-Executive Producer)
Charles Hopkins (Co-Executive Producer)
Producer:Cassidy Hartmann
Nicholas Ferrall
Morris Ruskin
Douglas Warner
Lisa D'Apolito
Editor:Andrea Lewis
Cinematographer:Anne Etheridge
Sales Agent:CAA
Film Genres:New York City
Women and Girls
Women Directors