Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Year: 1980

Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes

Trying to quench your thirst for historical drama? Can't get enough of period pieces? Well, feast your eyes on The Elephant Man. Released in 1980 and directed by none other than master auteur David Lynch, this film features the real life story of Joseph Merrick. Merrick gained popularity in the late 1800's England due to his severe face and body deformities. The film chronicles his life when he worked in the circus and then meeting Dr. Frederick Treves which brought him immense attention in and out of the world of medicine. The Elephant Man features great performances in actors such as John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anna Bancroft, and many others. The film was nominated eight Academy Awards, won three BAFTA Awards including Best Actor and Best Film, as well as Best Foreign Film from the French Cesar Awards. Catch this great historical drama on Saturday, November 3.

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Join us every Saturday night at 8 p.m. for Cinema 15 as we explore the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films of their careers. Cinema 15 is hosted each week by Danny Epperson.

About the Host:
Danny Epperson is host of Cinema 15 on WHRO-TV 15. Danny is also WHRO’s Senior Broadcast Producer, behind various programs including the Curate TV series, the online arts series Curate 757, and lead producer with WHRO's Batten Environmental Education Initiative. Danny is a Hampton Roads native and a graduate of Christopher Newport University. He’s a three-time Emmy Award winner, who began his broadcast career at WTKR-TV, in Norfolk, as a news producer. Before joining WHRO Public Media, Danny produced news, specials, celebrity interviews and movie reviews at WAVY-TV in Portsmouth. A movie buff, Danny is very pleased to bring you behind-the-scene stories about the wonderful, commercial-free classic films on WHRO's Cinema 15.