Monkeys!! The following excerpt from "Gibtown" showcases Bea & Garland Parnell, who with their trained monkeys show us their humor and love for each other. They are sadly missed!
Gibtown is a documentary which showcases the men and women of a bygone era, where the carnival and sideshow was a major form of entertainment when the carnies came to town. "Gibtown" is an important historical archive, with many of the subjects no longer wth us.
Within an old shed housing renovated Steam Traction Engines lies hidden pieces of art; discarded oil cans, rusted and patinated gears and screws, steam gracefully rising towards an illuminated skylight. Steam Machines reveals the unexpected aesthetic that lies hidden in the dusty darkness of the steam traction shed, while portraying the men who keep these turn-of-the century machines alive.