The Flight Fantastic


In the days when the circus was one of the most important events of the year and when audiences went to see their favorite performers each and every season, The Flying Gaonas were Big Top royalty. Often called the "First Family of the Air", The Flying Gaonas are a 4th generation Mexican circus family. They began their careers on the trampoline, but quickly took to the air. Long-time Broadway Director (and trapeze flyer) Tom Moore brings their story to life through interviews with family members and colorful archival material. The Gaonas light up the screen with their blazing charisma, a quality that is undiminished in their "second act". Having left the center ring, we see them pass the torch through teaching and coaching to new generations.

Los Angeles: Opens June 17 at Laemmle Theaters.