"Bound By Flesh" Film About Side Show Hilton Twins Opens Tonight
27 Jun 2014
Leslie Zemeckis' film "Bound By Flesh" – chronicling the true story of the Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton portrayed in the Kennedy Center's Side Show – opens in select theaters June 27.
The film opens tonight in New York at the IFC Theater (323 Avenue of the Americas) and in Los Angeles at the Arena Cinema Hollywood (1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue) as well as via online release.
The film is billed as follows: “'Bound By Flesh' explores the American sideshow, its origins and its heyday when the Hilton Sisters were on display for huge 'streams' of crowds pouring into the tent to get a glimpse of these 'fetching' sisters. The film includes interviews with Ward Hall, known as the 'King of the Sideshow.' He is the last of the sideshow promoters in the style of a P.T. Barnum."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.