Date(s) - 03/31/2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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David Lynch’s remarkable film (made after Eraserhead) is based on the true story of “Elephant Man” John Merrick, who suffered from multiple severe deformities.
Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak by a surgeon (Anthony Hopkins), Merrick (played by John Hurt) is given the chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity. Lynch takes much inspiration from the gothic horror cinema of the silent era to invoke the gritty, stark landscape of Victorian England. (1980, 124 min, 35mm) 35mm print courtesy of Lowell Peterson, ASC