Code of the Freaks presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. It dares to imagine a cinematic landscape that centers the voices of disabled people. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, the film is a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters. This revelatory documentary investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people, and of disabled people toward themselves.
Screening and Q&A with Director, Producer Salome Chasnoff.
Run Time: 69 minutes.
Recommended for ages 16 & up. English Closed Captions available.
Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit www.southarts.org.