1572 California Street
San Francisco, California


Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, CIRCO follows the Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences and a simmering family conflict. 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. Through this intricately woven story of a marriage in trouble and of a century-old family tradition that hangs in the balance, CIRCO 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. Original music by Calexico. Winner of the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 Hamptons Film Festival.

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California St., San Francisco (415) 267-4893
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors and children
Showtimes (valid 4/15-21): Fri & Sat at 2:30, 5:00, 7:00, 9:30; Sun at 2:30, 5:00, 7:00; Mon-Thu at 5:55, 8:20
Director Aaron Schock in Person on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm shows each night.

Tickets available at box office and http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets

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"FOUR STARS! A GEM OF A DOCUMENTARY... Crisply shot, emotionally frank, and genuinely moving." -Adam Lee Davies, Time Out London

"A RAVISHING PORTRAIT." - Michael Kurcfeld, Huffington Post

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

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

"Visual poetry." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"As entertaining as any scripted narrative." - Mark Bell, Film Threat

World Premiere – Los Angeles Film Festival
Official Selection – BFI London Film Festival
Official Selection – SilverDocs Documentary Festival
Winner of the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary – Hamptons Film Festival

The film’s running time is 73 minutes; it is not rated. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Added by landmark on April 5, 2011

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