Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stop and Watch: The Butterfly Circus

This is not the usual iHandbill post. This is something special and evocative I want to share with you. Something, I feel, that is very much needed in the shrillness of our times. It will take 20 minutes of your time, and it will, I can almost certainly promise, give you a refreshed view of hope and accomplishment.

This is a magnificently produced short film that is magic. It will grab your soul and hold it up to the light for a few moments ... and might even recharge it a little.

At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed."

I hope you will watch this amazing short film. It has the quality of a feature film, and if you have a good monitor you may watch it in high quality full screen. Your ticket is RIGHT HERE ... click the familiar "Play" diamond!

"The Butterfly Circus" has just recently won the 2009 Grand Prize in the respected Doorpost Film Project competition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, larry, really truly. I loved it and kept saying why do I love this? It's so corny, kinda .. then thought: because it's true is why.


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