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Crash

Friday, August 25 - Saturday, August 26, 2017

Showtimes

35mm print

Chosen by Purav, floor staff. 

“David Cronenberg wrote and directed this 1996 film, a masterful minimalist adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s 1973 neo-futurist novel about sex and car crashes, and like the book it’s audacious and intense… James Spader meets Holly Hunter via a car collision, and they and Spader’s wife (Deborah Kara Unger) become acquainted with a kind of car-crash guru (Elias Koteas) and his own set of friends (including Rosanna Arquette). Sex and driving are all that this movie and its characters are interested in, but the lyrical, poetic, and melancholic undertones are potent, the performances adept and sexy, the sounds and images indelible. If you want something that’s both different and accomplished, even if you can’t be sure what it is, don’t miss this.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Screening as part of Waverly Midnights: Staff Picks & Late-Night Faves.

  • Country Canada/UK
  • Year 1996
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director David Cronenberg