If you're in the New York City area tonight please head out to El Museo Del Barrio for the screening of a brilliant documentary. Presented as part of the Rooftop Films series, "La Cuerda Floja" ("The Tightrope") looks at a small family circus in Mexico trying to survive as it goes from town to town entertaining villagers. The circus faces constant financial difficulties while performers such as eldest daughter Jaque contemplate leaving her family behind for a better life.
"With a deft eye for symbolic details, a remarkable gift for artistically representing key story points, and the ability to quietly build narrative tension, (director Nuria) Ibanez has crafted a realist documentary that feels like a dreamy fiction", according to Rooftop Films' website on the film.
Doors for the screening open at 8pm and the event includes live music and an after party. El Museo is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) and tickets can be purchased at the door or online by clicking here.
The trailer for "La Cuerda Floja" can be seen here and the following video is an insightful interview with Ibanzez where she discusses the film. Please check it out: