Church of Film presents FREAK ORLANDO



Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema. Our hope is to bring the long lost, forgotten, overlooked, obscure or unavailable to a hungry audience unable to get their fill from the local theater offerings. And in so doing, in the cozy darkness of our vintage theater, we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.

Other locations include Century Bar on Sandy Boulevard and the North Star Ballroom. Check the CofF Facebook page for more information about other screenings.

Church of Film presents FREAK ORLANDO


freak orlando movie poster
Ulrike Ottinger
West Germany
126 minutes

Gender-morphing time traveler Orlando enters Freak City, a consumerist utopia/dystopia run by the deranged inmates of modernity’s mutant extremities. Their journey, unfolding in chapters which cycle through her shifting identity, brings them through strange landscapes, even stranger people, and unbelievable worlds of madness. Designed and directed by radical provocateur Ulrike Ottinger, FREAK ORLANDO is a brilliant work of absolute surrealist madness, with eye-pummeling visuals, towering set pieces and high fashion costuming on steroids. Starring Magdalena Montezuma, and maybe an amazing uncredited cameo from then little-known Nina Hagen…

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.