Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

The New York Public Library will be closed August 30th through September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Cult Horror: Videodrome

October 17, 2012

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

Please join us on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. for David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1982, 88 min) on the first floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library.

This screening is part of the film series Cult Horror. All screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Summary: Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction/body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and singer Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small cable station who stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring extreme violence and torture. The layers of deception and mind-control conspiracy unfold as he uncovers the signal's source and loses touch with reality in a series of increasingly bizarre and violent organic hallucinations.

"David Cronenberg's most visionary and audacious film up to the time of its making, Videodrome is a fascinating rumination on humanity, technology, entertainment, sex, and politics that is virtually incomprehensible on first viewing."
TV Guide’s Movie Guide

Please contact Karen Ginman at karenginman@nypl.org or Thomas Knowlton at thomasknowlton@nypl.org if you have any questions.