The Elephant Man

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The Elephant Man


Saturday Mar 18 01:00 PM
Saturday Mar 18 04:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by David Lynch. USA. 1980. 124 min.

John Hurt died in January, and we remember his acting gifts with this revival of David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, which racked up eight Oscar® nominations in 1981. Hurt played John Merrick, the 19th-century Londoner deformed by the rare condition Proteus syndrome struggling to find dignity in a beau monde society. Anthony Hopkins is the compassionate doctor who rescues the highly intelligent Merrick from a freak show. 

Related programming: Lynch's Fire Walk With Me, March 17.

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