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Directed by David Cronenberg

Canada 1983 87 mins. In English

Cable television broadcaster Max Renn (James Woods) discovers a pirate TV station that behaves like an opiate capable of twisting and rending both mind and flesh. An effective further extrapolation on Cronenberg’s body horror meditations on sex, disease, and “the new flesh,” Videodrome was the great leap forward for the Canadian auteur, gaining him critical praise and a wider audience without sacrificing his transgressive vision. “Cronenberg’s Videodrome is the most important film of this generation. Time has only reinforced its audacity”— Olivier Assayas, The Village Voice. “Anyone born and reckoning on dying needs to confront Cronenberg.”—Douglas Thompson.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.