Without A Net
Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 2:15 PM - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 3:15 PM
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
IN ATTENDANCE DIRECTOR KELLY J RICHARDSON Djeferson, Bárbara, Rayana and Platini live in a drug controlled slum of Rio de Janeiro. Their families are struggling, their homes are physically unstable and everyone they know has dropped out of school. When a big-top circus tent suddenly appears in a nearby parking lot, they decide to take a chance. They learn trapeze, acrobatics, juggling and contortion, then audition for the end-of-year show, rehearse and prepare for the curtains to part on opening night. Along the way, "Without A Net" explores the connections between risk, desire, poverty and circus, and celebrates the perseverance of youth in the face of tremendous odds.