Circus News

New Release–Movie Circus Kid Documents Life of Pickle Family Circus Members

Sundance Now, a subscription streaming service, is set to air a new documentary called Circus Kid about the life of Lorenzo Pisoni and the Pickle Family Circus. Although the film was released in 2016, and was an ‘official selection’ at a handful of film festivals, it is just now released to the public on a wider scale.

The film had an impressive crew of backers from the entertainment world, from John Hamm to Daniel Radcliffe, and an even more exotic cast of circus dignitaries, from Larry and Peggy Pisoni and other members of the Pickle Family Circus (Bill Irwin, Hovey Burgess), to Lorenzo and his sister Gypsy Snyder, both of whom have stellar careers to this day in circus and on Broadway (Gypsy as a founder of 7 Fingers and a director, and Lorenzo who eventually retired from circus to take up acting, and physical comedy directing).

This documentary  is sure to be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the nouveau American Circus in its infancy and a case study in what it means to grow up in a circus family with all of those bumps, bruises and triumphs. It is available for streaming starting December 21st.

 

 

Feature photo courtesy of Terry Lorant
Kim Campbell
Chief Content Officer, Editor-in-Chief -USA
Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.
In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association. In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.