Freaks 1932 PG

1.00PM Sat 21 Apr 2018 (1hr 4mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Now regarded as a landmark film but virtually disowned by MGM when it was first produced, Tod Browning's film, set in a travelling circus, works as an old-fashioned morality play against avarice. Browning used a collection of handicapped actors and performers for the circus community, which initially welcomes the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra into their group when she marries circus owner, Hans. However, as it becomes clear that Cleopatra is only after Hans' money, and is conducting an affair with the strongman, the close-knit clan of "freaks" plan a revenge.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 64 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH/GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: TOD BROWNING / SCRIPT: WILLIS GOLDBECK, LEON GORDON / BASED ON THE SHORT STORY 'SPURS' (1932) BY TOD ROBBINS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MERRITT B GERSTAD / EDITOR: BASIL WRANGELL / ART DIRECTORS: CEDRIC GIBBONS, MERRILL PYE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT

PG | Mature themes