Film Documents History of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg Historical Society will premiere a new film by director Judith Lindstedt on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m., at the society and Crocker Family Center for the History of Fitchburg, 781 Main St.
Lindstedt’s 2018 release is “Circus Lives On!,” a 90-minute documentary on the history of the circus that was inspired by the sudden closure of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in May 2017. Ringling Brothers Circus has been around since before Coca-Cola. It’s a legacy brand that’s been a constant in the social contract of America. This documentary film is being produced because I feel the sadness and shock of the news of the closing of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.”
The film features interviews with historians, collectors and circus performers from the United States and European circuses.
For information, call 978-345-1157, email welcome@ fitchburghistoricalsociety.com or visit www.fitchburg historicalsociety.org .