Elephant Man

One of the most moving screen dramas of the 20th Century. ” Mark Kermode, The Observer

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, come join us at Thornbury Picture House to see the stunning new 4K restoration of THE ELEPHANT MAN, directed by David Lynch and starring Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud and Wendy Hiller.

THE ELEPHANT MAN is an extraordinary and intensely moving true story of bravery and humanity.
John Merrick (John Hurt) is The Elephant Man, forced into circus sideshows and spurned by society because of the disfiguring disabilities he was born with. Rescued by a well meaning surgeon (Anthony Hopkins), he tries to escape a life of prejudice and cruelty as he tries to fit into a world ruled by Victorian sensibilities.

Beautifully shot in black and white by the incomparable Freddie Francis, The Elephant Man is an unforgettable story of human dignity and survival.

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