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Two Tuesdays: Videodrome (1983)

A programmer at a TV station that specializes in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast.
(R, 87 min.)

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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We'll be kicking off a new series this year. Two Tuesdays will match a pair of related films to screen on the first two Tuesdays of each month. Free for Members

Two Tuesdays
August 3rd: Videodrome (1983)
August 10th: Eastern Promises (2007)

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, Videodrome is one of writer/director David Cronenberg’s most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. With groundbreaking special effects makeup by Academy Award®-winner Rick Baker, Videodrome has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s. [Criterion]

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"Its dense mysteries remain more tantalizing than distancing: No other director integrates the creepy with the cerebral quite like Cronenberg."

— Scott Tobias, The A.V. Club

"Film is dotted with video jargon and ideology which proves more fascinating than distancing. And Cronenberg amplifies the freaky situation with a series of stunning visual effects."

— Variety