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Friday, December 12 - Saturday, December 13, 2014

35mm print

“This looks less like Cronenberg’s popular mid-’70s exploiters (Rabid, Shivers) than one of his early experimental films remade on a higher budget, with a small group of ‘scanners’ (warrior-telepaths) fighting off a sinister mind-war army that is backed, indirectly, by industry and the state. Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract… corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai. And he punctuates it with spectacular set piece confrontations which really do dramatise the abstract, ingenious premise.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country Canada
  • Rating R
  • Year 1981
  • Running Time 103 minutes
  • Director David Cronenberg