About Freaks

The most transgressive film produced by a major American studio in the 1930s, Tod Browning’s controversial film has haunted the margins of cinema for nearly one hundred years (and undoubtedly waylaid his cinematic career).

An unforgettable cast of real-life sideshow performers star in a wildly misunderstood work that can now be seen for what it is - an audacious cry for understanding.

Programmer Conor O’Donovan will be introducing this screening as part of his continuing Disability On Film season, which looks to examine and interrogate the representation of disabled people on screen over the decades.