DIRECTOR: Nicole Lucas Haimes
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.
The beguiling documentary Chicken People proves that truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often more poignant and illuminating as well.Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
A fun and at times astonishing film.Helen T. Verongos, New York Times