Freak Show (12A) (Evening)

Sunday 31 March 2019
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Trudie Styler Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Abigail Breslin Country: USA Language: English Billy Bloom is a LGBT student at an ultra-conservative high school, who faces persecution from fellow students and teachers. To fight this, and to stand-up for misrepresented people everywhere, he decides to run for homecoming queen. The directorial debut of Trudie Styer, Freak Show thoroughly embodies the spirit of staying true to yourself in a place where individuality is targeted as a weakness. Alex Lawther gives a strong performance as Billy, encapsulating the robust and confident persona that would be required to pull off the boldness of his dress sense, and the powerful stance against repression.