Directed by Melissa (Shachat) Edmon
(Super-16mm, Doc, 64 min. 2000) Gibtown explores the unique residents of Gibsonton, Florida, the off-season and retirement home for thousands of carnival and circus show people. Gibtown has become an invaluable archive that includes many of the last surviving carnies that experienced the golden age of the traveling carnival and circus. This vanishing art form of performance is lovingly retold by Gibtown’s characters, many of which are now deceased.