Chicken People

Chicken People

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In a high stakes world where a single broken feather can mean a shattered dream, Chicken People follows the trials and tribulations of three diverse personalities who breed exotic birds in the world of competitive poultry. More

Chicken may be just food for most people, but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. A real life Best in Show but about chickens, the film follows the struggles and triumphs of both humans and their chickens on the road to compete at the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster of Chickens.

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2016Rating: PG83 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Nicole Lucas Haimes (feature debut)

Streaming (3 Providers)

Chicken People | Reviews

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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Maybe the most accurately titled film of the year, Nicole Lucas Haimes’s Chicken People — the American Pecking Order if you will — might not be an especially memorable or distinctive entry in the hey-look-at-this-eccentric-subculture brand of doco filmmaking. But the thoroughly compassionate manner in which it communicates the zesty dedication of these chicken lovers is not without appeal.

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Variety

Variety

An illuminating and amusingly entertaining look at the thriving subculture of competitive poultry breeders.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

It's jaw dropping at times, the level of obsession exhibited by these chicken people, and illuminating to realise that there is a whole big world - a very big world - full of show chickens and other poultry.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

It's like Best in Show - for chickens: entertaining, amusing, fascinating and above all, surprising.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A fun and at times astonishing film.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Chicken People director Nicole Lucas Haimes has found an engaging bunch of obsessives to guide us through the complexities that govern the world of the competitive poultry show.

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Stuff

Stuff

Works best in its dissection of what the judges are looking for and what it takes to transform an ordinary farm chicken into a show one.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The beguiling documentary Chicken People proves that truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often more poignant and illuminating as well.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

What works so soundly in Chicken People’s favour is that it never goes about its business in a condescending way.

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Chicken People | Release Details

Chicken People is available to stream in New Zealand now on DocPlay and Apple TV and TVNZ+.