Film

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

 
Ages 10+
 
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
  • 4:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 90min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker, and Caroll Spinney in person
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Dave LaMattina & Chad N. Walker | 2014

Sneak preview co-presented by DOC NYC

For over 40 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by television audiences as the human voice behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. This soul-stirring documentary—featuring a wealth of behind-the-scenes archival material—delves into the life and art of the man behind the yellow suit: an endearing figure who, through a lifetime of ups and downs, has never let go of the childlike sense of wonder that made his characters so indelible. 

Preceded by Melvin the Birder, directed by Spencer Lott & David Emmite.

Talks 
Special appearances 
 

by filmmakers and Caroll Spinney

This screening will feature appearances by directors Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker and puppeteer Caroll Spinney. Spinney performs on Sesame Street as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch and has won four Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards.