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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.