An intimate look at the extraordinary life of Master Lu Yi, hailed as the father of modern acrobatics, and the vast community of big-top lovers who share his dream of a thriving US circus industry.





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Credited cast:
Allison Daniels ...
Powder Clown
Jon Deline ...
Powder Clown
Eve Diamond ...
Cloud Swing Aerialist
Joe Dieffenbacher ...
Powder Clown
Mikayla Dinsdale ...
Silk Aerialist
Dan Griffiths ...
Rio Klein ...
Hoop Diver
Sunny Klein ...
Hoop Diver
Ghislain Lacroix ...
Straps Aerialist
Marina Mendoza ...
Handbalancing Duo
Or Oppenheimer ...
Ron Oppenheimer ...
Hoop Diver and Juggler
Leah Rose Orleans ...
Powder Clown
Matthew Richardson ...
Cyr Wheel Artist
Haley Viloria ...


'Bizarre: A Circus Story' is a unique tale about passion, triumph and heartache. Part portraiture, it centers around Master Lu Yi, revered as the father of modern acrobatics. It follows his fascinating life story with all the victories, grief, and wisdom of a 75-year-old circus master. From his rise among the Communist Party as an acrobatic leader to his time as a prisoner during China's Cultural Revolution, Master Lu Yi's triumph to freedom is nothing short of a miracle. Known among his students as "Johnny Appleseed," he has been spreading his love and knowledge of the circus for over 50 years. Based at the Circus Center in the heart of San Francisco, he continues to build his legion of circus lovers. But it takes more than just talent and training to survive in the circus. It's grueling, competitive, and painful. 'Bizarre: A Circus Story' is also part performance based and features breathtaking performances by members of the circus community, from world-renowned performers to youth ... Written by Weird Pixel

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A Small Man with a Big Dream for the Big Top



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6 February 2016 (USA)  »

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$60,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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