I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

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USA | 2014 | 90 minutes | Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker

June 19 - 25, 2015

SIFF Film Center | Ends Thurs
For 45 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 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping.

Meet the man behind the Muppet: Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show's first season. Relying heavily on Caroll's incredible archive of home videos dating back to the 1950s, I am Big Bird captures how the love radiating from Caroll has created a worldwide cultural icon and answers why he can't say goodbye to the characters he cherishes.

  • Director: Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker
  • Principal Cast: Caroll Spinney, Debra Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Bob McGrath
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Tribeca Films