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1 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
Throughout the world, the circus is an old-fashioned form of entertainment that's slowly fading away, and in Mexico, the situation is no different. The Ponces, captained by lead manager and ringmaster Tino, struggle to bring in the crowds and keep their generations-old family business going strong. Compounding this challenge is a weakened economy, particularly in the rural areas where the Ponces pitch their big tent. The soundtrack is enlivened by the music of country-rock band Calexico.


Director: Aaron Schock

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Circo (2010)

Release Date: April 8th, 2011|1 hr. 15 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The most amazing act in the Gran Circo Mexico doesn't take place in the ring - it's the grind between performances. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    A well-told tale, and though its compact running time makes it a fine TV fit, its visual poetry is worth a big-screen look. show more

  • 88
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    An artfully observant and unexpectedly moving documentary. show more

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