2022 ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver

Code of the Freaks

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Synopsis: Taking its title from Tod Browning’s classic film, this radical reframing of how characters with disabilities are represented looks at a century of Hollywood favorites with a fresh perspective. Disability activists imagine a cinematic landscape that takes people with disabilities seriously.

Supplemental Program: Join us for a panel discussion with the filmmakers and local partners about Representation, Identity, & Performance. Click HERE

Content Warning: Includes clips of partial nudity and sexual content.

Image Description: A caucasian man with grey hair, a blue short-sleeved shirt with a brown vest sits on the right side of the image. Behind him is a warped screen capture from the classic film, Code of the Freaks. A black and white image with 4 performers full faces seen, two cut off or warped. Two men (left side) and two women (right side) frame the image subject. 

Sponsored by: Jennifer & David Korman

Community Partner:

Phamaly Theatre Company is an award-winning professional disability-affirmative theatre company in Denver, CO. Founded in 1989 by five theatre artists with disabilities, Phamaly produces musicals, plays, and original work that exclusively feature actors with all nature of disabilities - physical, cognitive, intellectual, and emotional. Phamaly gives actors a supportive space to explore and develop their craft, empowers artists within their disability identity, educates the community about access and inclusion, and provides audiences with high-quality theatrical experiences. This summer, Phamaly will be staging an original world premiere adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, featuring music by Denver's own Wheelchair Sports Camp. Alice in Wonderland will be presented in-person and virtually.

LOGO DESCRIPTION: Left hand side: Letters "P T C" Clumped together, a vertical line separates the letters from the text, Phamaly Theatre Company.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    68 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Salome Chasnoff
  • Screenwriter
    Susan Nussbaum, Alyson Patsavas, Carrie Sandahl
  • Producer
    Carrie Sandahl, Alyson Patsavas, Susan Nussbaum, Jerzy Rose, Salome Chasnoff
  • Cinematographer
    Jerzy Rose
  • Editor
    Jerzy Rose