Feature | 78 Min
Film Info
English Title:AFTER CIRCUS
Category:Documentary Feature
Florida On Film
Release Year:2016
Runtime:78 min
Type of Film:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Viveka Melki
Produced By:Pajot Gendron Adam
Screenwriter:Allcock Michale

Sarasota, "Circus Capital of the World", owes much of its unique identity to the performers who reside and retire here. Director Viveka Melki visits the tight-knit community of retired and semi-retired circus artists to show us how they live now, at the end of their careers. AFTER CIRCUS is a deeply moving look at the endearing, amusing characters who support each other and continue to live "in circus" long after the spotlight and applause have faded. Archival film clips give a dream-like quality to this story that culminates with footage of an exquisite 2015 Circus Sarasota performance by Dolly Jacobs, "Queen of the Air."

There will be a reception on April 5th at 8:30 PM at the Showfolks of Sarasota. This private club, rarely open to the public, will be packed with members of the circus community as well as the filmmakers for After Circus. Reception tickets available in our box office or online. Showfolks 5204 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234

Included Shorts
NICODEMUS (4min) Short | 4 Min More