SAT 17 MAR, 5.30PM | Arc Cinema | $15/13
1932 | PG | 90mins | USA | D: Tod Browning
Browning’s notorious horror sets up a nightmare collision between normality and abnormality when a group of circus freaks take revenge upon a beautiful trapeze artist and her strongman lover. This classic was censored heavily on its release. A newly acquired 35mm NFSA print.
'...cinema’s boldest statement on the dichotomy between outer appearance and inner life: no wonder the beauty-obsessed Hollywood studio system had no idea what to do with it. It’s one of the most powerful films ever made about the need for humanity and solidarity in the face of cruelty and oppression.' Tom Huddleston, Time Out, 2015
Also screening Wed 4 April @ 7pm