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In Theatres & On Demand

I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

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For 46 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - and at 81 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, I Am Big Bird features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.

Now Available on iTunes and On Demand.

Certified Fresh - Rotten Tomatoes

#1 Must-List: "A loving documentary about a puppeteer who's brightened the lives of countless children weaned on Sesame Street." - Entertainment Weekly

"The kind of heartwarming, sentimental tale of a gentle soul that the PBS show's iconic character would love." - Los Angeles Times

"Forthright and engaging." - The New York Times

"Sweet, touching and fascinating." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

"A behind-the-feathers look at the soul of Sesame Street." - TIME

"An involving and affectionate study of Caroll Spinney, whose Sesame Street bird we've all been following for almost half a century." - Village Voice

"A must-see for Sesame Street fans." - Time Out New York

"A fascinating and life-affirming story." - Toronto Star

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For 46 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - and at 81 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, I Am Big Bird features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.

Now Available on iTunes and On Demand.

Certified Fresh - Rotten Tomatoes

#1 Must-List: "A loving documentary about a puppeteer who's brightened the lives of countless children weaned on Sesame Street." - Entertainment Weekly

"The kind of heartwarming, sentimental tale of a gentle soul that the PBS show's iconic character would love." - Los Angeles Times

"Forthright and engaging." - The New York Times

"Sweet, touching and fascinating." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

"A behind-the-feathers look at the soul of Sesame Street." - TIME

"An involving and affectionate study of Caroll Spinney, whose Sesame Street bird we've all been following for almost half a century." - Village Voice

"A must-see for Sesame Street fans." - Time Out New York

"A fascinating and life-affirming story." - Toronto Star

In Theatres

OPENING AUGUST 25 ONLY
Tacoma, WA (Grand Cinema)

OPENING AUGUST 28
Gulf Breeze, FL (Tree House Cinema)

OPENING SEPTEMBER 20
Williamsburg, VA (Kimball Theatre)
Dayton, OH (The Neon) - One Day Only

OPENING SEPTEMBER 21 ONLY
Cincinnati, OH (Esquire Theatre)

Film Information
Year: 2015
Length: 87 minutes minutes
Language: English
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Cast & Credits
Directors: Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker
Screenwriter: Dave LaMattina
Producers: Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker
Cast: Caroll Spinney
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