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Ken Harck in Freaky Circus Guy

Freaky Circus Guy

2006 UR

Jane Burek directs this documentary that takes you inside the wondrously strange and fascinating world of circus sideshow performers. Burek's film follows the eccentric Ken Harck, whose passion is collecting circus posters from the 1920s and '30s (he has the world's largest collection). Harck takes his obsession to a new level when he decides to launch a sideshow -- complete with sword swallowers and other oddities -- on a New Jersey boardwalk.