Juggling in Movies
When Night Is Falling (1995)
[Pascale Bussières, Henry Czerny, Rachael Crawford, Don McKellar]
This lesbian drama tells the tale of Camille, who works at an uptight Protestant college as a professor of mythology. She has been going out with career theologian Martin for three years, but it appears her real true love is her dog, Bob. Bob dies in a tragic car accident and poor Camille is devastated. She is so upset that she grabs the wrong clothes from the laundromat. The clothes belong to the beautifully predatory Petra. Camille discovers the error and returns them to Petra's workplace, an avant-garde circus in an empty warehouse where Petra confesses that she switched them on purpose so she could seduce Camille. Camille demurs. Petra begins following her, and gets to kiss her in the lobby. Eventually the persistent Petra succeeds and the two become lovers. Later Camille comes clean to the Rev. DeBoer who is homophobic. Martin is away and the cats continue to play.
During the scene where Camille gets the courage to go visit Petra at
the circus site, as she enters, Jonathan Seglins and Carl Schenk are
juggling torches on tall unicycles.
This lends an air of mystery and danger to the scene. Just 5 seconds
later, the next juggling scene occurs where Camille finds Petra working
on a "juggling" routine, in which her shadow is seen on a screen as she
pretends to juggle spotlights. Unfortunately the spotlight operator
only has two hands so she can only operate two spotlights. Here is
another 30 seconds of this