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Monsters Film Festival: Freaks (1932)

25 October @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£5

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, the Heath Humanities research network invites you to (re)discover classic monsters films. Victims or fiends, the protagonists in these interwar films challenge us to question our perceptions of monstrosity but also of normality. The three screenings will be introduced by film experts.

Tod Browning’s controversial classic features real actors from carnival shows and asks vital questions about cultural perceptions of ‘normality’ and ‘monstrosity’. The film will be introduced by Evan Hayles Gledhill, researcher of monstrosities and masculinities at the University of Reading.

No booking required.

Details

Date:
25 October
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£5
Event Category:

Organizer

Dr Marjorie Gehrhardt
Email:
m.i.s.gehrhardt@reading.ac.uk

Venue

Palmer G10
Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus
Reading, RG6 6UR United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event738438.aspx