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BFF18: Film Spotlight – I am Big Bird & Shaun the Sheep

12 October 2015

Opening weekend is coming up and tickets are going fast! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch terrific films, purchase your tickets today! Tickets are available in person, at the following locations:


Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie


Check out the full line up, and detailed ticket information for #BFF18 here.


Today’s blog is featuring the first two films being shown on Saturday, October 17 starting at 1pm. To learn more about I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story and Shaun The Sheep Movie, read on and watch the trailers.

I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story


Show Times:
Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m.


For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch – and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, 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. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.

Shaun The Sheep Movie


Show Times:
Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m.


Shaun is a clever, mischievous sheep who lives with his flock on Mossy Bottom Farm, under the nominal supervision of The Farmer, and Bitzer, a well-meaning but ineffectual sheepdog. Despite Shaun’s best efforts, life on the farm has fallen into a bit of a rut, and Shaun concocts a cunning plan to have a day off. However, his plans backfire and events rapidly escalate out of control with the mischief inadvertently leading to the hapless Farmer being taken away. With the flock’s help, Shaun must leave the farm for the first time and travel into the Big City in order to rescue his owner… and failure is not an option.