Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Park Circle Films to screen 'I Am Big Bird' and more this month

You get a documentary, and you get a documentary, everyone gets a documentary

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Last weekend, Park Circle Films started their second summer series off with a bang with the showing of the SXSW winner Animals, a film about two addicts struggling to reconcile their homelessness with the fantastical lives they wish to lead. You can still catch the flick on Amazon

PCF picks the tempo up (addiction films are sad, man) with this Saturday's showing of Two Raging Grannies, a documentary following two elderly women as they ask people how the economy can keep growing when the world is using up so many of its resources. Good question.

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On Sat. July 25, PCF will show Teenage, a documentary compilation of teens doin' teen stuff for the past century. Created in the spirit of rebellion the narrated-documentary captures youths through several eras in the U.S.

PCF is partnering with Charleston Music Hall on July 28 and Aug. 5 to show My Prairie Home and I Am Big Bird, respectively. Prairie Home is a documentary-musical that follows indie singer Rae Spoon singing about their queer and musical coming of age (Spoon is a trans person). The star of the film will be speaking before the film. 

I Am Big Bird is a documentary about Carroll Spinney, the 81-year-old man who has been playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the first season of Sesame Street. In the doc, Spinney speaks about the power of the characters he's played and how he truly came into himself when playing Jim Henson's Big Bird. 

Tickets for each show are available here. 

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