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‘The Flight Fantastic’ is both a lively biography of the Mexican circus family and a primer on trapeze as both art form and joyous expression.
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The Flight Fantastic

This fascinating look at the world of the flying trapeze centers on one of the greatest acts in circus history, The Flying Gaonas. First performing on a trampoline, the Gaonas went on to become the star attraction for the best circuses in the world, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Long-time Broadway director (and trapeze flyer) Tom Moore brings their story to life through interviews with family members and colorful archival material. The Gaonas light up the screen with their blazing charisma, a quality that is undiminished in their "second act." Having left the center ring, we see them pass the torch through teaching and coaching to new generations.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 6.22.16 - 6.22.16
Playhouse 7, 6.21.16 - 6.21.16
NoHo 7, 6.20.16 - 6.20.16
Music Hall, 6.17.16 - 6.23.16
Rated NR
Genre: Adventure, Bio-pic, Documentary
Runtime: 92 min
Language: English

Director: Tom Moore