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Happy Valentine's Day! CASABLANCA • Tuesday 2/13 & Wednesday 2/14 at 10:00

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Late Shows (past events)Reel Weird Brattle: Mad Romance (Winter 2015)Repertory Series Archive


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(1932) dir Todd Browning w/Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles, Henry Victor, Daisy Earles [90 min; 35mm]
Inducted into the United States National Film Registry in 1994, FREAKS is widely recognized as a counterculture classic, and has been referenced in the works of Robert Altman, The Ramones, Frank Zappa, and Martin Scorsese in The Wolf of Wall Street.

When the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra (Baclanova) takes an interest in a sideshow dwarf, her motives are not driven by love and, when his fellow freaks discover the truth, they enact a terrible vengeance. American Horror Story ain’t got nothing on this remarkable film.

It’s that time of the year again when people start buying candy and jewelry and putting up pictures of cherubs everywhere. As much as we love celebrating love, we feel that sometimes there’s too narrow a definition applied around Valentine’s Day. Here with the antidote is our latest REEL WEIRD BRATTLE late night series. From David Cronenberg’s transgressive masterpiece CRASH to the bizarre obsessions of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES to the alternative affections of SECRETARY, we present a series of weird and wonderful films that are all, no matter how strangely, driven by passion.
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  • Saturday 1/24 at 11:30 PM

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