Torture, murder, mutilation! Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant, and almost no production costs. Where do they get actors who can do this?
— Max Renn
In a mythical dimension of cable television, TV-executive Max Renn (James Woods) stumbles on Videodrome in his search for a sensational new show for his cable-TV station. At once attractive and seductive, dangerous and illicit, the broadcast and the television itself begins to take over every aspect of Renn’s life. Caught in a web of mind control, tech conspiracies, and sensational media programming, Renn finds himself navigating the convoluted relationship between media and society and the synthesis between the physical and visual realms of experience.
Directed by David Cronenberg / 1h 27min
About the Program
For the Visual Art Center’s first artist-curated film series, Maria Antelman selected three science-fiction movies that deal with evolving perceptions of power, authority, and free will and reflect on the various ways in which technology shapes our social, emotional, and political realities.
All screenings at 5:30 PM in Art Bldg, Rm 1.102. Light refreshments served.
October 24 — Alphaville (1965), directed by Jean-Luc Godard
November 21 — Stalker (1979), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
December 5 — Videodrome (1983), directed by David Cronenberg