I Am Big Bird - The Caroll Spinney Story

 Documentary Film Screening - Introduced by DJ Lance Rock

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 7:30pm

Tickets $10 - all tickets available at the VPES Member price!

Ticket link:  http://bigbird.bpt.me

Doors open  7pm, Screening begins at 7:30pm

Join the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society and DJ Lance Rock (Yo Gabba Gabba!) for a special screening of this touching documentary about the life and work of Caroll Spinney, who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969.  I Am Big Bird features incredible footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson and traces Caroll's journey in giving life some of the most beloved characters on earth for children and adults alike.

The film will be preceded with an introduction by DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) who will give an overview of his work in children’s television and share some of his favorite sketches and clips from well-known animators and character actors. DJ Lance Rock is well known for his own contributions to childrens' imagination and confidence through the characters, songs and hi-jinx of the award-winning Yo Gabba Gabba!

This screening is part of a series leading up to the Los Angeles International Neon Jubilee - a street festival to celebrate the relighting of the historic neon marquee of the Union Theatre- home of the Velaslavasay Panorama since 2005 - on September 10th, 2016.  This event presented by 3rd Banana Productions and the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society.  Become a member of the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society to support our existence!