The Caroll Spinney Story


Thursday, July 30, 2015
OUTDOORS at Owen Park, Vineyard Haven

 Discussion, before and after the screening, with
film subject Caroll Spinney 


Also featuring a FREE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS before the screening! Learn more.


Dirs. Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 90 min. | Ages 10+

Everything we didn’t know about the character who’s been in our hearts and in our living rooms for the past 40 years comes to light in this heartfelt documentary about Caroll Spinney—the man who IS Big Bird, and so much more. And while he took the back seat as Big Bird shone in the spotlight, his stories are the stuff of legend. In this glimpse of the creation of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and so many other characters important to us all, is a unique chance to understand the man behind the curtain (or inside the suit, as it were).
Parental Guidance: This film includes brief references to war and thoughts of suicide, and use of the "F" word in subtitles.

**RAIN LOCATION: Chilmark Community Center**


Thank you to the screening sponsor