Without a Net is a documentary about a social circus that works with kids from Brazilian favelas to give them an opportunity to learn, grow, and live a joyful life.
Djeferson, Bárbara, Rayana and Platini live in a drug-controlled slum in Rio. Their families are struggling, their homes are unstable, and everyone they know has dropped out of school. When a circus tent suddenly appears in a nearby parking lot, they decide to take a chance. After learning trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, and contortion, they audition, rehearse, and wait for the curtains to part on opening night. Without a Net celebrates the spirit of circus and the perseverance and resilience of youth.
Watch the trailer and an interview with the filmmaker:
Get your tickets online:
There are two other screenings if Monday night in Berkeley doesn't work well for you. To see the calendar, please follow the link above.
Movie is at 9:30pm. I will be at Starbucks, right by the theater, at 8:30pm. Let's catch up before the movie! Starbucks:
2224 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
I look forward to our movie date :)