In-person David Cronenberg tribute coming in September

Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque will present Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh this September at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The thirteen-film retrospective will feature Cronenberg himself (his first Los Angeles appearance in a decade), plus special guests.

The festival launches at the Aero Theatre on Thursday, September 27 with a double bill of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and EASTERN PROMISES.

Subsequent screenings include:

  • Saturday, September 29 at the Egyptian: A quartet of David Cronenberg's early work: SHIVERS, RABID, THE BROOD, and SCANNERS will screen in the morning.
  • Saturday, September 29 at the Egyptian: that evening, Cronenberg will appear with composer Howard Shore for a Q&A after DEAD RINGERS, moderated by Mick Garris.
  • Sunday, September 30 at the Egyptian: Double bill of THE FLY and NAKED LUNCH with Cronenberg, Shore, and Geena Davis.
  • Monday, October 1 at the Egyptian: Double bill of VIDEODROME and EXISTENZ with Cronenberg, Shore, Debbie Harry, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Director Leigh Whannell will moderate the Q&A between films.
  • Thursday, October at the Aero: Double bill of  CRASH & SPIDER.

All films will be screened on 35mm film.

Tickets for Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh will be made available for purchase through Fandango starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 1st.

Get more information at the American Cinematheque's website.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.