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Inside the Circle
Inside the Circle
Actor: Romeo Navarro
Director: Marcy Garriott
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 42min

Capturing the raw power and defiant creativity of a home-grown hip-hop movement, the award-winning documentary INSIDE THE CIRCLE follows talented Texas b-boys Josh and Omar, former best friends turned rivals. As Josh tangl...  more »


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Actor: Romeo Navarro
Director: Marcy Garriott
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational, Biography
Studio: Cinema Libre
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 08/12/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Must own movie!
Julie Light | Los Angeles,CA | 12/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Marcy Garriott's film, "Inside the Circle' is worth owning for the incredible dancing alone. These dancers are a cross between Cirque de Soleil performers, and Olympic athletes. Add a riveting and compelling story of three young men trying to find their place in the world, and you have a film you'll want to watch more than once.
Garriott, weaves a story that follows Josh, Omar and Romeo. These three search for their identities, long for family, compete against each other, and try to not repeat the mistakes of their parents.
Particularly riveting is Josh. Josh lives at home, gets in trouble, and tries desperately not to end up like his murdered father. Josh's joy ride on a golf cart, a prank that in a better neighborhood would be a funny anecdote over gin and tonics, threatens to destroy his suddenly promising future.
These three boys on the verge of manhood could have very easily found family in a violent gang. Instead they fight their battles, and their demons, inside the dance circle.
Innovative animation provides transitions between scenes, and the soundtrack makes you want to immediately spin on your head. The film also comes with special features that you will want to view over and over again."
A fantastic film!
M. Poras | NYC | 09/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a kinetic, heartfelt film that jumped off the screen and into my heart. I've never seen a documentary film explore b-boy culture in such a raw, elegant & emotionally complex way -- Inside The Circle is truly a standout. You'll want to share it with all your friends!"