Before there was Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, there was David Cronenberg.
Since his first, early low-budget horror film, the Toronto filmmaker has helped spread the word that there’s something not quite right about us Canadians. We may be polite and nice on the surface, but underneath – well, watch Dead Ringers, Rabid or Scanners to get a sense of what’s really going on beneath our placid surface(s).
And now, Cronenberg is getting the retrospective he deserves. Beginning April 3 and ongoing until May 2, Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) presents From Within: The Films Of David Cronenberg. A comprehensive series, From Within follows the career trajectory of the director, from early films like The Came From Within and Rabid to recent films like Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis, along with mid-career masterpieces/oddities The Fly, Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch. Continue reading:
Cronenberg retrospective comes to Vancouver’s Cinematheque