Nuts! by Penny Lane (USA, 2016, 79 min.). This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in depression-era America with a bogus cure for male impotence: goat testicles.

Using animated reenactments, interviews, and archival footage, Nuts! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence.

“A ridiculously enjoyable ode to old, weird America.” — The Guardian

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Nuts! Boston Premiere with Special Guest Pope Brock
Thursday, July 28, 2016
7:30 pm8:55 pm

This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in...

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Nuts!
Friday, July 29, 2016
8:00 pm9:25 pm

This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in...

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Nuts!
Saturday, July 30, 2016
1:00 pm2:25 pm

This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in...

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Nuts!
Sunday, July 31, 2016
3:30 pm4:55 pm

This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in...

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Nuts!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
5:30 pm6:55 pm

This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in...

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Nuts!
Friday, August 5, 2016
5:30 pm6:55 pm

This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in...

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Nuts!
Saturday, August 6, 2016
3:30 pm4:55 pm

This outrageous documentary from director Penny Lane tells the true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in...