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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Sep 30, 2018

Double Feature! David Cronenberg In Person!
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.

This show is sold out. There will be a stand-by line.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase in the lobby.

Discussion between films with director David Cronenberg, composer Howard Shore and actress Geena Davis.
35 mm!
Archival Print!

1986, 20th Century Fox, 100 min, USA, Dir: David Cronenberg

This new version of the 1958 sci-fi hit isn’t just a remake but a complete reimagining, with director David Cronenberg mixing in his own sensibilities about organic life and its startling mutability. Teletransporter inventor Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) inadvertently mixes his genes with a house fly’s when he decides to use himself as test subject. His future as a human being, including his romance with science writer Veronica (Geena Davis), changes forever as he begins a slow slide into a gooey half-man/half-insect, complete with superpowers and messianic delusions of grandeur. Chris Walas and Stephen Dupuis won Oscars in 1987 for Best Make-Up.

Archival Print!

1991, 20th Century Fox, 115 min, Canada/UK/Japan, Dir: David Cronenberg

Once more, director David Cronenberg films the un-filmable with this adaptation from one of his key literary influences, William Burroughs. Peter Weller is Bill Lee, a frustrated writer and bug exterminator who is introduced to the narcotic effects of bug poison by his wife (Judy Davis) in the 1950s. After accidentally shooting her and pursued by the drug squad, Lee finds himself traversing the strange Middle Eastern city Interzone, where all manner of half-human and polysexual creatures dwell. With Roy Scheider, Julian Sands and Ian Holm. "[P]erhaps one of the most penetrating examinations of a writer's processes ever made. Certainly it's one of the strangest and most disturbing." – Hal Hinson, Washington Post.

Special Ticket Price: $25. No vouchers. Four ticket maximum per purchaser.
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Sep 30, 2018 • 7:00pm

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David Cronenberg In Person!
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David Cronenberg In Person!
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
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