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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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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…

A fun and at times astonishing film.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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

July 2, 2016 | Full Review…
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Chicken pride and genetic engineering are at the heart of this winsome, semi-serious non-mocking documentary about the exacting preparations a very diverse group of chicken-loving yokels undertake for the 2015 Ohio National Poultry Show.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Delves into the lives of those who found the beauty in poultry to be a positive force of purpose and happiness.

July 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...the viewer becomes less like a chicken competition voyeur and more like a member of the community.

July 23, 2017 | Rating: Recommended | Full Review…

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