CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: Jonas e o Circo sem Lona (Jonas and the Backyard Circus)

Jonas e o Circo sem Lona (Jonas and the Backyard Circus), a film by Paula Gomes

Brazil, 2015
Coming of Age Documentary, 83 min, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

Two Screenings!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 11:00am

(tickets available through links above)

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

CLA members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.

Jonas is a 13 year old boy whose life dream is to maintain the circus he created in his backyard. He was born into a traveling circus, but some years ago his family decided to leave it behind. They ended up moving into a violent neighborhood on the outskirts of Salvador. Jonas never adjusted to the new lifestyle, so he created his own circus in his backyard. However, maintaining the circus is getting harder and harder. Jonas is growing up and adolescence is mercilessly imposing thousands of new challenges upon him. While Jonas’ circus crumbles, he realizes he is powerless to change things. This provokes the question: What do we do with our dreams when we grow up?

Jonas e o Circo sem Lona (Jonas and the Backyard Circus) was winner of a Jury Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Feature at the 20th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.
Violet Crown Cinema