Friday, July 21 - Monday, July 31, 2023
“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 our series When the Lights Go Down: The Sex Scene
See a throuple of screenings in this series and save with a Ménage à Trois Pack!
Previously screened as part as of our Autumn series “Waverly Midnights: Auto/Erotic”
- Year 1996
- Running Time 100 minutes
- Distributor Warner Brothers
- Director David Cronenberg
- Cast James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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