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Crash (New 4K Restoration)

Fri, Aug 21 / 9 pm
Wed & Thu, Aug 26 & 27 / 9 pm
Sat, Aug 29 / 9 pm
Directed by David Cronenberg
1996, Canada, 100 min

Skype Interview following the opening night screening on August 21 with Ron Sanders, editor of Crash (Film editor Ron Sanders and has won several editing awards and has edited most of David Cronenberg’s films including A History of Violence, Scanners, Videodrome, Dead Ringers and Crash).

Cannes Award winner of a special jury prize for “originality, daring and audacity” David Cronenberg’s film Crash outraged Ted Turner owner of the film’s distribution company who held it up in its initial release. British film critic Alexander Walker declared Crash “beyond the bounds of depravity.” Now a newly digitally restored version is being released which premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Based on the 1973 novel by British novelist J.G. Ballard (“Empire of the Sun”) this controversial film features James Spader (Sex Lies and Videotape) as James Ballard, a TV commercial producer who engages in kinky sex with his wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger). They eventually join a cult crash survivors led by cult’s leader Vaughan (Elias Koteas) who restages celebrity car crashes.

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Reviews

A must see. Masterful…almost as pared down and purified as late Bresson..a work of passion and integrity. Crash is about the dark side of sex and passion.
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader.
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