Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 116: Fri Nov 6

Entertainment venues will be closed from Thursday so this screening will be cancelled.

Crash (Cronenberg, 1996): Prince Charles Cinema, 12.10pm

This great David Cronenberg film is on a wide re-release and you can find all the details here. The Prince Charles is showing the film on the 10th and 11th November. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
David Cronenberg wrote and directed this 1996 film, a masterful minimalist adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1973 neo-futurist novel about sex and car crashes, and like the book it's audacious and intense—though ultimately somewhat monotonous in spite of its singularity. James Spader meets Holly Hunter via a car collision, and they and Spader's wife (Deborah Kara Unger) become acquainted with a kind of car-crash guru (Elias Koteas) and his own set of friends (including Rosanna Arquette). Sex and driving are all that this movie and its characters are interested in, but the lyrical, poetic, and melancholic undertones are potent, the performances adept and sexy, the sounds and images indelible. If you want something that's both different and accomplished, even if you can't be sure what it is, don't miss this.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the original trailer.

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