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Chicken People (2016)




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Chicken may be just food for most people, but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. "Chicken People" is a documentary that takes a charming and fascinating look at the colorful and hugely competitive world of champion show chicken breeders. 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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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

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

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A fun and at times astonishing film.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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An illuminating and amusingly entertaining look at the thriving subculture of competitive poultry breeders.

July 2, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If Errol Morris had ever wandered into the world of "competitive poultry," he might have been moved to make a documentary like Chicken People.

September 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Reason Online

A delightful documentary about three show chicken breeders whose enthusiasm is wonderful to behold.

September 24, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Spirituality and Practice

Far more enjoyable and entertaining than one might expect.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
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