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Tribute to Caroll Spinney (1933-2019)


Location: Redstone Theater

With Cheryl Henson, Dave LaMattina, and special guests in person

I Am Big Bird
Dirs. Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker. 2014, 87 mins. DCP. With Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jim Henson. For nearly 50 years, Caroll Spinney was beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. A thoughtful portrait of the legendary performer, made when he was still donning the yellow suit well into his 80s, 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+

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free or discounted for Museum members. Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.) Ticket purchase includes same-day Museum admission and access to The Jim Henson Exhibition.

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