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.

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
Cinematographer: Anne Etheridge
Editor: Andrea Lewis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2023
Sales Agent: CAA