COTTON CANDY AND ELEPHANT STUFF
16mm color film, 29 minutes, 1979
The arduous lifestyle of a traveling tent circus often contradicts the romantic notion of "running away with a circus." This film documents the daily routines of the small, family-owned Franzen Bros. Circus which performs in a new town each day. While focusing on those aspects of the circus which are not generally accessible to the circus audience, Cotton Candy and Elephant Stuff captures the magic and the banality of circus life.
"...one of the best circus films ever..."
Educational Film Library Association Evaluations
"...the film is nice to watch... it's colorful and sometimes exciting and even a bit glamorous...but it's also gritty, realistic, and funny at times..."
Landers Film Reviews
Marin Independent-Journal (Ed Bernstein)
AWARDS AND FILM FESTIVALS
Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival, New York
CINE Eagle, Washington, D.C.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Film Award
Merit Award, Athens International Film Festival, Ohio
First Prize, Marin County Film Festival
Third Prize, FOCUS Competition, Los Angeles
Judges' Choice, San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival
Los Angeles Filmex
British Short Film Festival
Baltimore International Film Festival
Atlanta International Film Festival
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York
Arden House Public Television Seminar
Conference on Visual Anthropology, Philadelphia
Midwest Film Conference, Chicago
International tour of Academy Award-winning student films
Excerpts on CNN'S Impact
Produced and Edited by Jan Krawitz
Directed by Jan Krawitz and Thomas Ott
Cinematography by Thomas Ott
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