Freaks, Presented by Julie Delpy
Los Feliz 3
1822 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, US 90027
Directed by Tod Browning
“Gooble gobble, gooble gobble, we accept her, we accept her, one of us, one of us!” Based on the simple moral that beauty is on the inside comes this inspired documentary-like tale of circus life. Trapeze artist Cleopatra and strongman Hercules plot to kill the sideshow dwarf and gain his inheritance. Drawing from past experience working for the circus, Dracula director Tod Browning cast people with disabilities instead of using special effects and makeup—something unthinkable for the time. Although banned in the UK for 30 years, Freaks was selected for preservation in 1994 by the US National Film Registry as one of the greatest films of all time.