Sawdust: Life in the Ring

Sawdust: Life in the Ring Trailer

“Sawdust, Life in the Ring”

And you thought your family was a circus! “Sawdust” is a documentary that explores the lives of a legendary family of circus performers, The Zoppés, who have been thrilling audiences around the world since 1842. Unfolding over the course of a week, the film chronicles the Zoppé Family Circus’ first visit to Chicago, showcasing a colorful cast of characters and their sometimes life-threatening work.

“Sawdust” pulls back the curtain to reveal the performer’s humanity and their unique relationship with the dying art of the family circus.
Special Features:

  • Interactive menu
  • Conversation With Alberto Zoppé
  • Zoppé Legend – A Journey in Pictures
  • Zoppé Family Circus Promotional Video
  • Zoppé Family Circus TV Commercial
  • Film Commentary with co-director Jim Distasio and McCutcheon with deleted scenes


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