The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

USA | 1980 | 124 min. | David Lynch

June 25 - 28, 2023

SIFF Series - Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch

Celebrate the life of John Hurt and cinema of David Lynch with this classic and chilling biopic. Presented in 4k.

Individual Tickets: Select showtime to purchase.
Passes: $100 | $80 SIFF Members - includes full series access

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Forever imprisoned inside a hideous, deformed body, the unfortunate, perpetually masked John Merrick is forced to live a cruel life as a spectacle and curiosity. In one of Lynch’s most contemplative films, he takes us through Merrick’s life, the horrors and mistreatment. But most importantly, his humanity, his gentleness. The Elephant Man is a tale of compassion, strength, and our treatment of others.

  • Director: David Lynch
  • Principal Cast: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
  • Country: USA, United Kingdom
  • Year: 1980
  • Running Time: 124 min.
  • Producer: Jonathan Sanger
  • Screenplay: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch
  • Cinematographers: Freddie Francis
  • Editors: Anne V. Coates
  • Music: John Morris
  • Filmography: Inland Empire (2006), Mulholland Dr. (2001), The Straight Story (1999), Lost Highway (1997), Blue Velvet (1986), Dune (1984), The Elephant Man (1980), Eraserheard (1977)
  • Language: English