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75 minutes, documentary, color, Spanish w/English subtitles, 2011

A film by Aaron Schock

Special Features • Director Aaron Schock on the making of Circo • Follow-up: The Ponces now • Calexico on the making of the Circo score • 5.1 audio option

UPC: 7-20229-91479-6
Catalog #: FRF 914796D
SRP: $27.95

Street Date: September 20


Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico and set to the music of the indie-rock band Calexico, CIRCO follows the Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together.

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.

CIRCO reveals the luminous world of a traveling family circus while the fate of this century-old family tradition hangs in the balance.


“Ravishing.” - Huffington Post

! A gem of a documentary.” - Time Out London

“Riveting... Filled with beautiful images and haunting moments.” - The Village Voice

“A marvel of a documentary! A clear-eyed and affectionate film that tells a remarkable story.”
- Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary visual document of an eroding world.” - Boston Phoenix

“A memorable and satisfying film. Impresses the eyes with visual poetry - a look that quietly and beautifully conveys an affecting portrait of one traveling circus and of a vanishing way of life.”
San Francisco Examiner

“Triumphant...riveting!” - LA Weekly

“An extraordinary film. Powerful and universal.” - Latino Weekly

“An astonishingly affecting debut.” - Film Comment

“An equally entertaining and truly lovely portrait of a fast fading way of life.” -

! Surely the best movie ever made about a one-ring circus... akin to Fellini’s La Strada.”
San Diego Reader



91 minutes, documentary, color, closed-captioned, 2010

A film by Emmy Award-winning director Nina Gilden Seavey (The Matador, A Paralyzing Fear, The Ballad of Bering Strait)

Special Features • Director's Notes • Filmmaker Bio • 5.1 Audio Option

UPC: 7-20229-91483-3
Catalog #: FRF 914833D
SRP: $19.95 \ CAN. $22.95

Street Date: September 20


The Blind Side meets Hoop Dreams in this epic tale of six young football players in their quest to join the most elite club in professional sports: the NFL.

Shot over six years, 4TH & GOAL tells the stories of DeQawn, Albert, Gibril, Tim, Randy, and Bret, all standouts at a respected junior college football program. Each of the young men are recruited for top Division 1 college scholarships. As they fan out across the country to the nation’s best college football teams, each carries with him the belief that he will be one of the chosen few who will someday be a “Sunday Player” in the NFL.

What their experience reveals is the true fate of millions of young football players: only about 1700 players can play in the NFL, and the cut-throat competition – physical, intellectual, and emotional – is what distinguishes one man’s success from another man’s failure.

As our young men reach the end of their college careers the draft and recruitment process heats up. Pro-Day, Draft-Day, Training Camp – they are all steps towards the moment that every football player dreams of. But only one will achieve his ultimate dream – to win a Super Bowl.

Fans of The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights and Remember the Titans will love this real-life, behind-the-scenes look into America’s most-watched sport.


“For players, fans and anyone who cares about America's favorite pastime, 4th & Goal is a must-see.” - Pete Carroll, Head Coach, Seattle Seahawks Post

4th & Goal brilliantly captures the emotional experience of six gifted athletes and their families as they chase a shared dream of playing in the National Football League.”
- Willis Whalen, NFL Players Association

“A compelling peek at the journey young players undertake to fulfill their football dreams. It’s both uplifting and heartbreaking to watch these young men go from wide-eyed players to often humbled professional aspirants.” - Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated

“A must-see movie for every collegiate football player. I will be showing it to my team this training camp.” - Joker Phillips, Head Coach, Kentucky

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