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The Clown (O Palhaço)
Year:  2011
Running Time:  88 minutes
Country:  Brazil
Language:  Portugese with English subtitles
Genre:  Comedy
Venue:  Playhouse Theater, 40 Main Street, Tiburon
Cast:  Selton Mello, Paulo José, Teuda Bara, Erom Cordeiro
Showtime:   Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 07:25 PM
Director:  Selton Mello

Description:
  What do those who make people laugh for a living think is funny? Benjamin, a clown traveling with the Circus Esperanza, tackles this question and more when he decides to leave the circus he grew up in and pursue his own dreams.

With only a copy of his birth certificate in hand, Benjamin looks for answers, and for his identity, away from the bright lights of the big top.

This is the story of father and son who work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar (Paulo Jose) and Pangare/Benjamin (Selton Mello) in a circus which travels through the Brazilian country side. Benjamin is a clown who does not have id or social security number.

Going through a phase where he starts questioning his ability to make people laugh and his future, Benjamin decides to follow a different path to find his answers and pursue his dreams: a fixed address and the ideal woman. In the adventure, he meets several people on the way to find his own identity.


West Coast Premiere

Screening with: The Perfect Stranger













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