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Freak Orlando at Weird Weekend

August 31, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Free - £8
The Grim Reaper stands looking down at a white person with long dark hair flailing their arms in the air. They are both in a gloomy swamp. Over the image is written in block white letters: WEIRD WEEKEND.

In the form of a “small theater of the world”, a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace, in a story of five episodes by Ulrike Ottinger.

A rare chance to see Ottinger’s wonderful, bizarre reworking of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Tod Browning’s Freaks, starring Delphine Seyrig, Eddie Constantine, and Jackie Raynal. According to Shock Cinema Magazine, “A lost movie that lives up to its hype… A fever dream reimagining of Greek mythology, The Spanish Inquisition, and our modern life.”

Presented with Matchbox Cineclub for Weird Weekend, a whole weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world. WEIRD WEEKEND brings orphans, outcasts and outliers from across time and space, with a host of special guests, Q&As and events, to the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

A ticket for this event is included in the Weird Weekend Weekend Pass (£40) and Saturday Pass (£20). Individual tickets are priced on a sliding scale, £0-£8, depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below.

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Film in German with English language captions.

CCA has good access for wheelchair users. Click here for more details on venue access.


August 31, 2019
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Free - £8
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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0141 352 4900