Naked City Brewery & Taphouse Greenwood
Wed Nov 21, 7–9 pm All Ages
You'll get a startling education from Tod Browning's 1932 circus horror Freaks if you think that deeply, entertainingly fucked-up movies didn't exist before John Waters. A tawdry tale of carnival "freaks'" brutal vengeance against two able-bodied lovers who spurn their company, Freaks is not exactly a heartwarming or enlightening portrait of people with genetic anomalies and unusual physiognomies. However, the "freaks" are played by people with disabilities, and they're portrayed with humanity (and filmed with unsettling fascination). Given how few portrayals of folks with unusual bodies can be found in non-medical contexts in classic film, Freaks remains absolutely essential, even if the representation isn't everything it should be. DJ NicFit will provide a live-mixed soundtrack.
8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: Kitchen: Sun noon-10pm, Mon 4 pm-10 pm, Tues-Fri 4 pm-11 pm, Sat noon-11 pm