|High Grass Circus|
|Directed by||Tony Ianzelo|
|Produced by||Bill Brind|
|Edited by||Torben Schioler|
High Grass Circus is a 1976 National Film Board of Canada documentary film co-directed by Tony Ianzelo and Torben Schioler, exploring life in the Royal Brothers' traveling circus. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[dead link]
The film was shot spring and summer of 1975 and part of 1976. Following its Oscar nomination, it was acquired by CBC-TV, which broadcast it on July 12, 1978. It was subsequently sold to television networks in New Zealand, the UK, South Africa and Yugoslavia. A nine-minute cut-down version of the film, entitled Little Big Top, played in Canadian theatres in late 1977, including a 15-week run in Vancouver. In August 1980, PBS acquired the film along with seven other NFB documentaries and broadcast them on 11 of its stations.
- Evans, Gary (1991). In the National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989. University of Toronto Press. pp. 231–232. ISBN 978-0802068330.
- "NY Times: High Grass Circus". NY Times. Retrieved November 15, 2008.
- "The 50th Academy Awards (1978) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- Ohayon, Albert (July 4, 2014). "High Grass Circus: low-tech, grassroots entertainment". NFB/Blog. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
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