Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Sep 29, 2018
10:00am

BEYOND FEST TRIBUTE TO DAVID CRONENBERG!
"The Shaping of Rage" Marathon!
SHIVERS / RABID / THE BROOD / SCANNERS
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Beyond Fest. Co-presented by Telefilm Canada, the American Cinematheque’s partner for the annual Canada Now film festival, and with the support of the Consulate General of Canada.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase in the lobby.

SHIVERS (aka THEY CAME FROM WITHIN), 1975, 87 min. The film that jump-started Cronenberg's career and one of the most assured, thrilling genre movies ever made. Director David Cronenberg introduces us to a world where aphrodisiac parasites genetically created by renegade science threaten to destroy civilized society as we know it. A doctor (Paul Hampton) and nurse (Lynn Lowry) at an island-bound high-rise apartment complex discover tenants are being infected with a sexually transmitted organism that inspires insatiable desire in its hosts. With Barbara Steele. 35mm print courtesy of Harry Guerro.

RABID, 1977, Shout Factory, 90 min. Rose (Marilyn Chambers) undergoes experimental surgery after a motorcycle accident, something that has nightmarish results when she not only grows a new organ for sucking blood but also contracts a virulent strain of rabies. Escaping from the clinic, and immune herself, Rose unknowingly spreads the contagion, leaving chaos in her wake as her boyfriend races against time to find her. One of director David Cronenberg’s most rip-roaring, rewarding chillers. 35mm print courtesy of the Phil Blankenship Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

THE BROOD, 1979, Janus Films, 90 min. Partially based on director David Cronenberg’s feelings at the end of his first marriage, THE BROOD is, according to the director, "my version of KRAMER VS. KRAMER," a film that "had a kind of happy ending. Not my version of that situation." While experimenting with a way for his patients to manifest their inner rages as actual physical growths, Dr. Hal Raglan (Oliver Reed) encounters Nola (Samantha Eggar), a mother distraught at having her child taken away. She soon becomes pregnant again – but this time, something horrible and homicidal grows inside her womb. 35mm print courtesy of the TIFF Film Reference Library.

SCANNERS, 1981, Janus Films, 102 min. One of director David Cronenberg’s most popular films, SCANNERS generated a franchise of sequels and, at the time of its release, pushed the envelope in special effects (who can ever erase the image of "the exploding head"?). Homeless Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) discovers that his terrifying "scanner" abilities to read and manipulate others’ minds stems from a drug called Ephemerol that his mother took before he was born. Shanghaied by Dr. Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan), one of the drug’s inventors bent on creating a "good" scanner army, Cameron learns that a rival terrorist organization led by his evil scanner brother, Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside), is aiming at world domination. "Classic Cronenberg" – Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner. 35mm print courtesy of the TIFF Film Reference Library.

Special Ticket Price: $25. No vouchers. Four ticket maximum per purchaser.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Sep 29, 2018 • 10:00am

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