what's everybody talking about Charm Circle for?
"New York filmmaker Nira Burstein’s Charm Circle is a tangled familial investigation marked by wry eccentricity and alternative identities."
— Guy Lodge, The Guardian
“This film is simultaneously courageous, unsparing and deeply loving. It’s a film that boldly explores the nuances of family and doesn’t shy away from the difficult emotional terrain of the director's own biography, building a complex and multidimensional portrait using her impressive cinematic eye.”
—Theo Anthony, Agustina Comedi, Alisa Lebow: Jury, First Feature Award, Sheffield DocFest
“Charm Circle is a fascinating portrait...I felt it inhabited a world not unlike the classic Grey Gardens, both films take outsiders in society and help us understand them."
—Anna Smith, Girls on Film
“There's a winning combination of warmth and honesty to the way that Nira and her family share their lives that asks viewers to shift their suspect, with her father's music providing a suitably eclectic accompaniment.”
"Meticulous observation, remarkable narrative fluidity and virtuoso editing."