Freaks ruined the career of its director, Tod Browning, known today for the infamous Dracula (1931), starring Bela Lugosi.
Banned in the UK for 30 years, audiences were unable to cope with its frank portrayal of disability. Freaks is one of the most human films you will ever watch.
Johnny Mains, author of Freaks (Midnight Movie Monographs 2017) will give a talk after the film screening on the making of the film its performers and censorship issues on its release in 1932.
Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Koo Koo, Zip.
Running time: 58 mins
Date: Monday 30 October
Location: Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA.