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The Elephant Man (1980)
Wed Dec 12, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
The Elephant Man (1980) - Celebrating Biopics and Autobiographies month based on real life personalities.


The Elephant Man is a 1980 American historical drama film about Joseph Merrick (whom the script calls John Merrick), a severely deformed man in late 19th century London.

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak.
Behind his monstrous fa├žade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Director: David Lynch

Awards: The Elephant Man was a critical and commercial success with eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion