Ruckus at the Circus

  • Documentary

It all started in the summer of 1982 when 200 artists from all over pitched a circus tent at the Arpoador beach which became an event that shocked the cultural status quo in Brazil. This is the first showing of the material shot by Roberto Berliner at the time, Ruckus at the Circus is a trip back to the era of cultural efervescence in Rio, from the foundation of Circo Voador up to the World Cup in Mexico in 86, when many thought that the dream had ended.

Technical Information

2014 | 01:34:00


Festival do Rio, Brazil, 2013 – Special Jury Prize
Mostra São Paulo, Brazil, 2013
Cine MPB, Brazil, 2013
In-Edit, Brazil, 2014 – Special Jury Prize
9 Festival Internacional de Cinema do RS
MIMO, Brazil, 2014


Director Roberto Berliner, Pedro Bronz
executive producer Rodrigo Letier
editing Pedro Bronz, edt
production coordenador Lorena Bondarovsky e Leo Ribeiro
finishing producer Anna Julia Werneck
images Roberto Berliner
research Patricia Pamplona and Isabela Mota | Ficheiro Pesquisa
image finishing Hebert Marmo
sound editing and mixing Denilson Campos

co-production Canal Brasil
sponsorship SEC/RJ e Riofilme
support Pavê