Last August SRAC brought an unforgettable experience to the local community. Live bears performed to the amazement of the audience, and people still visit the online gallery at:
and still buy photos we had produced in our gift shop. In tandem with the event, we prescreened the "Rosaire Circus" - a movie produced about the Rosaire family, including Derrick Rosaire and his sons, aka "The Bear Guys" which was not released for sale at that time. (see movie trailer here) As the movie concluded at SRAC the night before the bear show, Derrick, Derrick JR, and Frederick walked in and talked to the audience that night. It was a night to remember!
I am excited to announce that just in time for the holiday season, the 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. It sells for 24.99 plus tax and we have taken two dollars off that price for SRAC members!
If you're looking for a really special gift this holiday season that will be perfect for kids and adults alike, this is it! Visit SRAC between 1 - 5pm, Tuesdays through Fridays or Saturdays from 11am - 4pm. *PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE FILM BY FORWARDING THIS TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
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!
Click to order on Amazon.com (If you buy them at SRAC, the DVD's are less - shipping and discounted for SRAC members!):
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
SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.