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152_The Elephant Man

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Doors at 7:00 PM ... Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

David Lynch's haunting 1980 masterpiece follows the life of one John Merrick, a real life figure who lived in Victorian London. 

Dr. Frederic Treves (Anthony Hopkins) discovers Joseph (John) Merrick (John Hurt) in a sideshow. Born with a congenital disorder, Merrick uses his disfigurement to earn a living as the "Elephant Man." Treves brings Merrick into his home, discovering that his rough exterior hides a refined soul, and that Merrick can teach the stodgy British upper class of the time a lesson about dignity. Merrick becomes the toast of London and charms a caring actress (Anne Bancroft) before his death at 27.

One of Lynch's few conventionally narrative films that still reveals his unique mastery of character, art direction, sound, and sensitive understanding of the human experience.

Earlier Event: October 20
151_Kent Lambert - IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Later Event: October 23
153_The Eyeslicer