KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 15-18

Code of the Freaks (2020)

  • Documentary, Audio Description, Open Captions, Feature
  • 1h 8m

This film will be live from Fri the 16th at 1PM

Limited tickets will remain available to rent until Monday 19th or until the screening sells out.

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Code of the Freaks​ presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, it’s a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters. This revelatory documentary investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people and of disabled people toward themselves.

Drawing its title from a line from Tod Browning’s notorious 1932 film, ​Freaks​, ​Code of the Freaks debunks well-worn tropes – the miracle cure, the blind guy driving a car, the magical little people, the face-feelers, the sexless, the better off dead – and brings an entirely fresh perspective. It dares to imagine a cinematic landscape that centers the voices of disabled people.

Director

Salome Chasnoff

Producer

Salome Chasnoff

Producer

Susan Nussbaum

Producer

Alyson Patsavas

Producer

Jerzy Rose

Producer

Carrie Sandahl

Cinematographer

Jerzy Rose

Language

Subtitled

Bonus Content

1h 8m
Audio Description - Code of the Freaks

Audio Description - Code of the Freaks

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