Code of the Freaks.

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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kino Lorber, 2020., Kanopy Streaming, 2020.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (69 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound

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Candace Coleman, Lawrence Carter-Long, Mat Fraser, Mike Ervin
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Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 2020.
CODE OF 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 debunks well-worn tropes – the miracle cure, the blind guy driving a car, the magical little people, the face-feelers, the sexless, the better off dead – and brings an entirely fresh perspective. It dares to imagine a cinematic landscape that centers the voices of disabled people.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chasnoff, S., Coleman, C., Carter-Long, L., Fraser, M., & Ervin, M. (2020). Code of the Freaks . Kino Lorber.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Salome, Chasnoff et al.. 2020. Code of the Freaks. Kino Lorber.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Salome, Chasnoff et al.. Code of the Freaks Kino Lorber, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chasnoff, Salome,, et al. Code of the Freaks Kino Lorber, 2020.

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