Calling all aerialists, circus goers, Portlanders and documentary enthusiasts! Check out the preview for this movie. (It looks incredible!) If it's something you'd like to see, go to the Gathr showing page and reserve a ticket. (Responding to this Facebook event will NOT get you in!) https://gathr.us/screening/10903 How does Gathr work? In their words, it's like "Theatrical On Demand." Gathr screenings can only happen if a minimum number of people reserve tickets before a screening request expires. About the film: "Grazing the Sky" takes a revealing look at the incredible physical exploits of circus acrobats, and finds compelling stories of men and women confronting adversity – including the real risk of severe, debilitating injury. The price of life in the limelight includes years of study and practice, an iron discipline, an ongoing commitment to learning new skills, and constant travel far from home. Director Horacio Alcalá follows eight different acrobats from all over the world, intercutting interviews with artfully staged footage of his subjects performing breathtaking feats with poise and grace. Horacio Alcalá, who has been involved with the circus arts for seven years, including with Cirque du Soleil, travelled to 11 different countries over the course of five years to capture these stories. He finds a new reality where aspiring circus performers can learn their craft in specialized schools rather than through family apprenticeships. The trapeze becomes a metaphor for life ambitions, given contrast and poignancy by the ever-present risk of a fall.
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