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Circo

Circo

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Tue, Apr 26th Only!
1:00 3:15 5:30 7:45

"TRIUMPHANT...A Riveting patchwork of interconnected family dramas!"
- Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

"AN EXTRAORDINARY FILM... Powerful and universal!"
- Sharon Jimenez, Latino Weekly

Set within a century-old traveling circus, Circo is an intimate portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the energy of his whole family, including his four young children, towards this singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change. Feeling exploited by her in-laws, she longs to return to her kids a childhood lost to laboring in the circus.

Filmed along the backroads of rural Mexico, this cinematic road movie opens the viewer to the luminous world of a traveling circus while examining the universal themes of family bonds, filial responsibility, and the weight of cultural inheritance. Through an intricately woven story of a marriage in trouble and of a century-old family tradition that hangs in the balance, Circo asks: To whom and to what should we ultimately owe our allegiances?

Score by Calexico.

In Spanish with English Subtitles
Film Facts
Running Time
75
Genre
Documentary
MPAA Rating
NR
Directed by
Aaron Schock
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