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Charm Circle

Power House Movie Series: Documentary


Power House Movie: “Charm Circle” (documentary) June 1 @ 7:00 pm $10 – $15

Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Power House Movie screening of the documentary Charm Circle on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Winner, Audience Award – 2021 Sheffield DocFest

Filmmaker Nira Burstein’s brave, wryly-amusing first feature is a tender, unpredictable portrait of a family struggling against an array of issues with honesty and a steely sense of humor. (Fred Armisen is one of the Executive Producers.) Going beneath the surface of the social struggles of its subjects, Charm Circle reveals people as more than the problems they experience and the labels applied to them.

Oscillating between present day and decades-old home videos, Burstein returns to her childhood home—now crumbling from the inside out—to explore the circumstances in which her parents live. Prolific musical expression and creative resourcefulness punctuate an otherwise tumultuous environment. With the announcement of her younger sister’s polyamorous wedding, refueling tensions threaten to sever what’s left of the family bond.

Nira Burstein is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. She was recently selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Nira is an Independent Film Project (now The Gotham) Documentary Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation and Women Make Movies.

Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This event will have a total runtime of about 90 minutes.

If you want to purchase 4 or more titles in the Power House Movie series together and save 10%, please call the box office at 509-529-6500 (offer not available online).

Gesa Power House Theatre is currently operating at full capacity, but will continue to follow the most recent guidance from state and county Departments of Health. Current health and safety guidelines at Gesa Power House Theatre are available online or by calling the box office.

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Power House Movies are powered by what you can’t get anywhere else in the Walla Walla Valley. Not only do we showcase award-winning festival favorites, feature-length narratives, documentaries, and undiscovered gems, we pair them with exclusive content from the movie makers themselves – most often in conversation with our Director of Film Programming, Warren Etheredge. Join us for a night out in our historic venue, and enjoy a glass of wine with the show. It’s an experience worth leaving the couch for!

Season Sponsors:

    Foundry Vineyards

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Pacific Power

Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated

Season Sponsors

Foundry Vineyards Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo Walla Walla Valley Honda logo

KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific Power, Northwest Public Broadcasting

Additional support provided by Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated