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Big Fur (2019)

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Ken Walker is a World Champion taxidermist, having his work featured in the Smithsonian Museum and in National Geographic Magazine. Ken specializes in recreating extinct and endangered species out of other animals' hides, including his famous saber-toothed tiger, Irish elk, and giant panda. Wild animals are not the only way that Ken can make a strikingly lifelike impression -- he used to be a professional Roy Orbison impersonator. But these days, his "Pretty Woman" is eight feet tall and covered in coarse fur -- his re-creation of 'Patty', the female Bigfoot seen in that shaky 1967 movie. BIG FUR documents Ken's obsessive research and his meticulous Bigfoot re-creation from start to finish, where it is unveiled at the 2015 World Taxidermy Championships. While Ken would love to win 'Best in Show', his real hope is that putting 'Patty' on display will prompt some hunter to open his freezer and pull out the proof that Bigfoot is real. Instead, it's Ken's love life that gets thawed out. BIG FUR is a wry, comical portrait of an eccentric artist-hero, with an unshakable belief that eventually he'll find true love. Or the hairy, 800-pound validation of his life's quest. It's also a sympathetic insider's view of taxidermy as an under-appreciated art form. And finally, it's a call to preserve the last wilderness. Because when there is no mystery left in the deep, dark forest, we'll have lost more than Bigfoot.finally, it's a call to preserve the last wilderness. Because when there is no mystery left in the deep, dark forest, we'll have lost more than Bigfoot.

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Although this is not a subject that I would normally be interested in, it was presented in an interesting way

August 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Entertaining on a variety of surprising layers.

August 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This movie works because it's as likably quirky as its subject.

August 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This quirky film is played deadpan straight -- just a man, his art, his competitive streak, his "understanding" family and his obsession. Big. Foot.

August 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Big Fur becomes surprisingly emotional.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 95/100 | Full Review…

Whether you believe in Sasquatch or not, you're likely to be convinced of Walker's talent by the time you've watched him recreate one.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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