I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

Wednesday, May 6 - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sesame Street’s Big Bird may be instantly recognizable, but far less familiar is Caroll Spinney, the man who has brought to life the yellow-feathered Muppet—as well as the irascible Oscar the Grouch—since 1969. Through Spinney’s rich personal archive and behind-the-scenes show footage, this endearing film celebrates a career spanning nearly a half-century and its indelible impact on generations of kids. Official selection: DOC NYC, Hot Docs

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 87 minutes
  • Director Dave LaMattina & Chad Walker

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