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I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

Biography Documentary


 

Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; at 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.

What do you imagine the puppeteer who has spent more than forty years under a big yellow feathered costume is like? Apparently you need more than fine feathers to make a fine bird, and it helps to have a nice man in there somewhere. As the movie tells it, the nice man has a nice wife, nice kids, a nice job, and funky orange leggings. What else do you need to know? This bio-pic won't ruffle any feathers, he ain't no angry bird.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 9th July 2015
90 mins