'I Am Big Bird'

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October 01, 2017


Museum of the Moving Image


Tween, Adult


Event description: With Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jim Henson. 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. A thoughtful 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. Recommended for ages 8+.

Part of Jim Henson's World (2017)Dirs. Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker. 2014, 87 mins. DCP.

Tickets: $15

Address: 35-01 35th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: 718-777-6888
Website: movingimage.us

About Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts.


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