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Free screening of I Am Big Bird

"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.

Caroll Spinney, Kermit and Big Bird
Caroll Spinney, Kermit and Big Bird
Courtesy of LA Film Fest

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