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Praise for Aaron Schock's CIRCO

"CRITIC’S PICK! Circo offers a touching chronicle of a dying culture harnessed to ambitions that remain very much alive." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

" A GEM OF A DOCUMENTARY... Crisply shot, emotionally frank, and genuinely moving." -Adam Lee Davies, Time Out London

"A RAVISHING PORTRAIT." - Michael Kurcfeld, Huffington Post

"TRIUMPHANT...A riveting patchwork of interconnected family dramas."
- Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

"'Circo' is a marvel of a documentary, a clear-eyed and affectionate film that tells a remarkable story with both visual and personal sensitivity." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"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

"Beautifully shot… a warm, touching documentary." - San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Circo is touching as a personal family story, but extraordinary as a visual document of an eroding world ." - Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix

"An extraordinary film... powerful and universal." - Sharon Jimenez, Latino Weekly

"An astonishingly affecting debut feature film." - Sam Weisberg, Film Comment

"Visual poetry." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

"A look at a unique family and a disappearing way of life." - V. A. Musetto, New York Post

"Like all good documentaries, it allows us insight to a corner of our world that we had not really seen or known about. . . A moving and insightful film." - Rick Ayers, Huffington Post

"An equally entertaining and truly lovely portrait of a small, independent, very traditional family circus and a fast fading way of life. If the Gran Circo Mexico does eventally fall by the wayside, at least we will have this captivating and wonderfully empathetic documentary to memorialize it." - Jennifer Merin, About.com Documentaries

"'Circo' reminded me of Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan'; it is another meditation on the sacrifices artists make for their craft and their audiences." - Matt Singer, IFC.com

"Circo is filled with beautiful images and haunting moments." - Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice

"Circo has the succinct haunting contradiction of a good Steinbeck story… Schock exhibits the feel for casual yet revealing details that suggests the potential of a major filmmaker. This film deserves to be included among the handful of docs that audiences actually support each year, as it's one of the most humane, not to mention pleasurable, docs that I've seen in years." - Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

"As entertaining as any scripted narrative." - Mark Bell, Film Threat

"Resplendent… the images enchant and seduce us to run away with the Gran Circo Mexico." - Robin Menken, Cinema Without Borders

"Stark, melancholy and beautifully realized… The images and anecdotes captured by filmmaker Aaron Schock's unobtrusive camera are alternately sad and lovely."
- Ted Fry, Seattle Times

"! Surely the best movie ever made about a one-ring circus… a vividly populated poem of the open road akin to Fellini’s Variety Lights and La Strada. Sadness, humor, skill, and joy mix together authentically, like the elements in Diana Kennedy’s books on Mexican cooking." - David Elliott, San Diego Reader

"Exquisite…there's a rich poetic elegance to Circo." - Alexis L. Loinaz, Metromix New York

"Both heart wrenching and, at the same time, quite gorgeous." - Adam Schartoff, Film Forward

"Schock doesn’t skimp on the exotic wonder of a life on the road, surrounded by color and danger." - Noel Murray, The AV Club

"'Circo' is a fitting and beautiful tribute to the men, women, and children who toil behind Circo Mexico’s threadbare curtain." - Anneliese Cooper, Columbia Spectator

"A fascinating, honest film, burrowing deep inside the lives of one family, a family both typical and atypical. It's a visually colorful, emotionally full documentary ---- certainly something we haven't seen before." - Dan Bennett, North County Times

"Every frame has the spare elegance of Walker Evans' Depression photographs. Schock could even make a rust-acned truck look stunning." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Outstanding! Visually dazzling …one of the year’s singular documentary achievements!"
- Andrew Wyatt, St. Louis Magazine

"Artfully observant and unexpectedly moving…Circo is an amazing feat!"
- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch