Charm Circle

  • Director

    Nira Burstein

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2021, 1 hour 18 minutes 42 seconds

  • Category

    Documentary Feature

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!



In Person Date, Time & Location:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MoMI Redstone • 36-01 35th Ave • Queens, NY 11106


Our New York Home: Two films celebrating the glorious eccentricities of New Yorkers.


A glimpse into the lives of an eccentric New York family at the brink of disconnection when the youngest daughter announces her upcoming polyamorous wedding. With humor and captivating emotional depth, CHARM CIRCLE weaves the past and the present together in a powerful family portrait that questions the value of the bonds that tie us together.


Nira Burstein, Director, The Light House, Off & Away, Gangrenous
Betsy Laikin, Producer, Off & Away, Now Return Us To Normal
Michael Levine, Editor, The Central Park Five, Restrepo, My Kid Could Paint That, Billy The Kid, Bobby Fischer Against the World
Fred Armisen, Executive Producer, Portlandia, Documentary Now, Saturday Night Live
Jason Orans, Executive Producer, Night Catches Us, Year of the Fish
Brian Devine, Executive Producer, Happy Hour, Goodbye Solo
Brooke Devine, Executive Producer, AWOL, Sins of a Father
Heidi Reinberg, Consulting Producer, 93Queen, Shelter Dogs
Beth Levison, Consulting Producer, Lemon, 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide, Women In Blue

Director Biography

Nira Burstein is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. She is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 2021 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her documentary film debut Charm Circle had its World Premiere at Sheffield DocFest in 2021 where it won the Audience Award and First Feature Award Special Mention. It has played festivals worldwide, including DOC NYC where it won the Special Jury Recognition in the Metropolis Competition. Charm Circle was nominated for Best Editing by the International Documentary Association, where it was also shortlisted for the Best Feature Award. Nira is an Independent Film Project (now The Gotham) Documentary Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation, Women Make Movies & Jewish Story Partners. She has written, directed & edited several narrative short films & music videos, and is currently developing both narrative and documentary projects.