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Films & Schedules - CIRCO


Mon, Feb 14, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 5:45 PM (B1)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 3:30 PM (B1)
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Filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, this cinematic road movie enters the luminous world of a small traveling circus while examining the universal themes of family bonds, filial responsibility, and the weight of cultural inheritance. An enchanting, insiders’ tale of family life under the big top, it documents an almost extinct way of life. To be a member of the Ponce family is to participate in La Gran Circo de Mexico, family-owned and operated since the 19th century. But as declining audiences threaten the circus’ viability, the ties that bind the family fray and loosen, and the future is uncertain. “A gem of a documentary...crisply shot, emotionally frank, and genuinely moving.”—Time Out London. (85 mins.)

First Feature Film.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Hamptons Film Festival.

Sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico.



Interests: Documentary Views, Spanish Language.

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