"Sunny day, sweepin' the clouds away," with a free screening. Can't tell you how to get to Sesame Street, but here's how to see I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story at the LA Film Fest on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Glide over to California Plaza for this complimentary behind-the-sceenes screening at 8:30 p.m. Bring a portable chair if you want to be comfortable, or just wing it. RSVPs are unnecessary. Simply fly in.
Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker direct this new, touching 90-minute documentary, I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story. Discover the puppeteer whose been behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for an astonishing 40 years. Although Spinney's hand-picked successor has been waiting more than 20 years for him to retire, 80-year-old Spinney still can't let go of the characters he loves. Highlights from Spinney's amazing never-before-seen home videos shed light on how this man became the bird. Watch the trailer for this Kickstarter film here.
"It's a magic carpet ride."
Details: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story - free LA Film Festival screening. June 14, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. California Plaza. 350 South Grand Avenue. Between 3rd and 4th. Downtown Los Angeles. 90071