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Theatrical Premiere Engagement! MADELINE'S MADELINE • September 14–20

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Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveD*mn Fine Cinema: The Films of David Lynch

The Elephant Man

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(1980) dir David Lynch w/John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud [124 min; Digital]
Producer Mel Brooks (yes, that Mel Brooks) handpicked Lynch to direct this based-on-real-life film after seeing ERASERHEAD. The title character is John Merrick (Hurt), who lived in the Victorian era and was left horrendously misshapen by a congenital disease. Merrick spends much of his life as a sideshow freak (the “Elephant Man”) until a doctor (Hopkins) offers him the chance to finally live as a human being. Shot in gorgeous black and white, THE ELEPHANT MAN is a classic historical drama bearing Lynch’s distinct artistic stamp.

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Thursday 2/26
at 4:30*, 7:00*, 9:30* PM

*Please Note: Due to an editing error these screenings were listed at a different time in our printed schedule. We regret any inconvenience.

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