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The Butterfly Circus

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Seen by millions of people around the world, this beloved short film is the story of the showman of a renowned circus who leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape during the Great Depression. Along the way, they discover a man without limbs being exploited in a carnival sideshow; but after an intriguing encounter with the showman, he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.

  • DirectorJoshua Weigel
  • Runtime: 22 min
  • StudioCreateSpace
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Butterfly Circus

The Butterfly Circus
Amazon Customer
Call Young people to discipleship

I am using this DVD with young people to discuss Discipleship and following Christ. It also will lead into respect and reverence forthose we think of as "different" and how each of us has gifts to offer, no matter what may be seen as disabilities. I hope it will empower theteens to see differently and develop positive attitudes to become more like the circus leader. I also hope they will see that they can overcomedifficulties in their lives with the help of a caring community(for us our Catholic faith/Church).

The Butterfly Circus
P. Goddard
Thank you for a great story!!!

Beautiful story. Great acting! Inspiring! Production was a bit lacking, but well worth watching.

The Butterfly Circus
Amazon Customer
The butterfly Circus

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. It has meaning and purpose. It actually made me angry and happy, plus I cried. It is very short but very good.

The Butterfly Circus
Mai N. Pham
Five Stars

Simply beautiful! A character-building movie! Invite your teens to watch with you.

The Butterfly Circus
adrienne
my FAVORITE short film.

This film is life changing. I don't say that lightly. I've watched it so many times and learn something new each time. It's a true gift. I can't wait to get more copies for my friends and family!

The Butterfly Circus
Amazon Customer
Must watch!

Great movie! Wonderful to see the compassion of a great leader.

The Butterfly Circus
M. Jansen
Great short treat!

Great movie to watch when it is too late for a full length! Inspirational, clean, and beautiful camera work.

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Rare artifacts from the Harvard Theatre Collection
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Beyond the theatrical materials at its core, the collection includes documentary material pertaining to music, opera, dance, and popular entertainment ranging from the circus to vaudeville and film. While the primary impetus of the library is ...

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Popular short The Butterfly Circus is becoming a feature-length movie - A.V. Club (blog)


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Popular short The Butterfly Circus is becoming a feature-length movie
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Having slowly crawled around the festival circuit and the Internet since 2009, popular short film The Butterfly Circus has wrapped itself up in a cozy chrysalis and begun the process of transforming from a hairy little worm into a beautiful, winged ...

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'The Butterfly Circus' Movie in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)
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Court Five's Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky will produce a feature film adaptation of the popular short filmThe Butterfly Circus.” The film, unveiled in 2009, has been streamed 40 million times and continues to grow by one million views monthly with ...

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