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I Am Big Bird (12A)

I Am Big Bird

Tue 15 May

19:30

Wed 16 May

14:30

Thu 17 May

14:30

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Sesame Workshop (formerly Children's Television Workshop), the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street.

This heartwarming documentary from 2014 chronicles the life of Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969.


For almost 5 decades, Caroll's characters have been cherished by generations of children. Now in his 80s, the tenacious and enthusiastic performer has no intention of slowing down. I Am Big Bird features incredible footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces Caroll's journey from bullied child to celebrated performer.


This loving portrait peels away the instances that inspired his creation of Big Bird and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.