I am delighted to announce the release of the two disc DVD edition of the critically acclaimed "Circus Rosaire" documentary. The Rosaire family and their origins in circus are documented in my book "The Legend of Salt and Sauce". During my research I had the pleasure of interviewing the great Ivor Rosaire, who began his career in elephent training with Salt and Sauce. The story of the Rosaires is a remarkable one. Rupert Croft-Cooke and Ruth Manning-Sanders, two prolific professional writers of the early to mid 20th century, lived with the Rosaires when they toured the UK and wrote extensively on their wondrous time spent with the family.
The Rosaire family story has always been one about extreme hardship and success through adversity. In my book I detail the problems the family encountered during their very early years when the show was just a three person affair pitched on a showground, just containing "Count" Rosaire, his wife "The Countess" and a strongman. Rosaire was a stage name they changed from Ross. These were tough enough times, working in terrible weather conditions with a one pole tent and having to perform everyday, the last act being a real boxing match that the Count held against an oncomer! Over the years the Rosaires had eight children, each trained to perform several different acts. As time went on each went their own route and some travelled to America.
Circus Rosaire is a documentary that shows that success and hardship continues in tandem to this day and, in many ways, continues the story where my book leaves off. I highly recommend it:
We are thrilled to announce that the much anticipated "CIRCUS ROSAIRE" dvd is now available for sale on Amazon.com!
Just in time for the holiday season, this deluxe 2-DISC Special Edition set features the award winning documentary film, along the with an hour long, fun-filled Rosaire Family Circus performance under the Big Top. It also includes nearly 45 minutes of never-before-seen additional scenes and interviews.
If you're looking for a really special gift this holiday season that will be perfect for kids and adults alike, this is it!
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On behalf of the Circus Rosaire team, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
For nine generations, the Rosaire family has entertained audiences all over the world with their legendary animal acts. From lions and tigers, to bears, horses and chimpanzees, the Rosaires are renowned for their unique and respectful way of training and performing with animals. At the height of their fame, they headlined shows for royalty, presidents and legions of fans with their spectacular feats. Today they are struggling to survive in the modern age of entertainment. Major declines in audience attendance, and increasing concern for animal welfare have significantly impacted the Rosaires way of life. Their livelihood and future are at risk as they attempt to carry on the family tradition.
Filmed over a five-year period, CIRCUS ROSAIRE is both heartbreaking and hilarious as it takes an intimate, behind the scenes look inside this quintessential circus family.
CIRCUS ROSAIRE has been screened in over 20 film festivals worldwide, and has won numerous awards. See what all the buzz is about, and order your own CIRCUS ROSAIRE dvd now!
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CIRCUS ROSAIRE Reviews
“ENGAGING AND IMPRESSIVE. PIC SHOULD PLEASE LADIES, GENTLEMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!”
Joe Leydon, Variety
“CHARMING AND AFFECTING!”
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“ENCHANTING AND EFFECTIVE!”
John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal
"CIRCUS ROSAIRE IS A CHARMING, ENGAGING GEM OF AN INDIE FILM!”
Kim Voyner, Cinematical
“TOUCHING AND POIGNANT, ‘CIRCUS ROSAIRE’ IS A DELGIHTFUL TELLING OF A FAMILY TALE THAT’S A REAL AND CLASSIC SUCCESS STORY, COMPLETE WITH HEARTACHES, CONTROVERSY AND LOTS OF LOVE. ”
Robert Waldman, Orato News
“ONE OF THE GEMS IN THIS YEARS SLAMDANCE FESTIVAL!”
David Burger, Salt Lake City Tribune
“INSPIRING TEARS OF SADNESS AND JOY, ‘CIRCUS ROSAIRE’ IS FOR THOSE WHO FIND HEROES AMONG COMMON FOLKS.”
Leah Raquel Ranada, The Source
“AMAZING! YOU CAN’T HELP BUT FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS FILM!”
Chris Steele, Mountain Morning Show
“I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS MOVIE’S SUCCESSFUL RELEASE FOR EITHER THEATERS OR TELEVISION WOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF OUR YEAR!”
John Hart, ShowBiz USA
“ONE OF THE MOST BUZZED ABOUT FILMS….CIRCUS ROSAIRE IS A LOVING PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE TO PRESERVE A FADING INSTITUTION.”
Salt Lake City Tribune
“BIG TOP FUN!”
Glen Schaefer, The Province
Saturday, December 5, 2009 – 3:15PM
Alaska Experience Theatre
4th Avenue Marketplace
333.W. 4th Avenue
Friday, December 11, 2009 – 8:15PM
121 W. Seventh Ave
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