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Freak Show

Freak Show

Synopsis

Could Billy Bloom be like everyone else if he wanted to? It would certainly save him a whole lot of trouble. But he has absolutely no desire to be like them. When others call him theatrical, he takes it as a compliment; when his classmates feel provoked by his drive to be different, it only motivates him further. ‘The nail that sticks out gets hammered down’, his father warns him. That does not deter Billy from deciding to run for homecoming queen. Somewhere in-between David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and Oscar Wilde, in the transgressive space of pop culture and dressed up as a high school comedy with wit, heart and a dazzling cast, Freak Show is about the violence of conformity and the power of self-determination.

Trudie Styler

Schedule

19.11.2017
18:00 - 19:35
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 031002
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22.11.2017
16:15 - 17:50
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 061002
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25.11.2017
17:30 - 19:05
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 090101
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

JF Youth Programme

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 95 minutes
Director: Trudie Styler
Producer: Celine Rattray
Writers: Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, James St. James
DOP: Dante Spinotti
Montage: Sarah Flack
Composer: Dan Romer
Cast: Alex Lawther, Bette Midler, Annasophia Robb, Abigail Breslin, Laverne Cox
Productions: Flower Films, Maven Pictures

Synopsis

Could Billy Bloom be like everyone else if he wanted to? It would certainly save him a whole lot of trouble. But he has absolutely no desire to be like them. When others call him theatrical, he takes it as a compliment; when his classmates feel provoked by his drive to be different, it only motivates him further. ‘The nail that sticks out gets hammered down’, his father warns him. That does not deter Billy from deciding to run for homecoming queen. Somewhere in-between David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and Oscar Wilde, in the transgressive space of pop culture and dressed up as a high school comedy with wit, heart and a dazzling cast, Freak Show is about the violence of conformity and the power of self-determination.

Trudie Styler