Sun Feb 24, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Directed by Cris Siqueira
U.S.A. & Brazil | 61 min | 2018
Best Documentary Feature at the Coney Island Film Festival, 2018. Synopsis: Sideshow troupes travel Brazil and the United States with a spooky attraction that turns a woman into a gorilla. In the fading world of traveling carnivals, single-hearted showfolk struggle to keep a popular tradition alive.
Cris Siqueira started her career at MTV Brazil producing promos and later directing live shows. She moved to Milwaukee in 2004 to attend the University of Wisconsin, earning Master’s degrees in Film and History. Her shorts have been shown in festivals worldwide. APE GIRL is her first feature-length documentary.