Code of the Freaks

Directed by Salome Chasnoff

Year: 2020
Running Time: 69
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
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Code of the Freaks

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Directed by Salome Chasnoff
Writers Susan Nussbaum, Alyson Patsavas and Carrie Sandahl
Produced by Salome Chasnoff, Susan Nussbaum, Alyson Patsavas, Jerzy Rose and Carrie Sandahl


Code of the Freaks presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, it’s 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. Drawing its title from a line from Tod Browning’s notorious 1932 film, Freaks, Code of the Freaks takes well-worn tropes – the miracle cure, the blind guy driving a car, the magical dwarves, the face-feelers, the sexless, the better off dead – and introduces viewers to an entirely fresh perspective. For once, it really is the true story.

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  • Opening Night – ReelAbilities Film Festival

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