I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Sat, Apr 25, 2015 2:15 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
Programs:Special Presentations
Tags:Documentary
Biography
Arts
Film & TV
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2014
Runtime:90
Type:Documentary Feature
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:http://www.iambigbird.com/
Print Source:Film Movement
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/22006155
Cast/Crew
Director:Dave LaMattina
Chad N. Walker
Producer:Dave LaMattina
Chad N. Walker
Cinematographer:Chad N. Walker
Screenwriter:Dave LaMattina
Editor:Chad N. Walker
Filmography:We Must Go
Brownstones to Red Dirt

Description

For the past 45 years Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and, at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. By way of a Forest Gump-like journey through American history, Spinney’s personal stories are a look behind the scenes of one of the most iconic and well-known American television shows. With the aid of archive footage and photographs, I Am Big Bird tenderly draws a portrait of the man behind the feathers—an unsung hero to millions of children across the world and across the decades.