Videodrome in 35mm

Essential Cinema

Showings

The Roxy Theater Screen 1 Thu, Oct 26, 2017 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Essential Cinema
Rating:R
Run Time:89 min
Release Year:1983
Country:Canada
Genre:Horror/Science Fiction
Sponsored By:Submittable
Format:35 MM
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Cronenberg
Cast Members:James Woods, Deborah Harry

Description

The Roxy Theater is proud to present Essential Cinema, a monthly series of the most iconic and important films the artform has to offer. This February, we're presenting two of Canadian visionary David Cronenberg's greatest films, both in striking 35mm.

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, Videodrome is one of writer/director David Cronenberg’s most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. With groundbreaking special effects makeup by Academy Award®-winner Rick Baker, Videodrome has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s.

Sponsored by Submittable! Presented with Cronenberg's The Fly; tickets to each film need to be purchased separately, either online or at the Roxy Box Office.