Videodrome: The Director's Cut


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Oct 9, 2021 8:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Oct 14, 2021 8:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Oct 13, 2022 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Oct 12 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1983
Science Fiction
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Format:4K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Cronenberg
Cast:James Woods
Sonja Smits
Debbie Harry
Peter Dvorsky
Leslie Carlson
Screenwriter:David Cronenberg


William Kennedy Memorial Screening!


4K Restoration! 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 Debbie Harry, with groundbreaking special effects makeup by Rick Baker, VIDEODROME is one of David Cronenberg’s most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence.


In June 2021, Seattle lost one of its most dedicated cinephiles, William Kennedy. One of Bill’s final wishes was that people gather to watch VIDEODROME in his memory. A portion of the proceeds from this screening will be donated to Evergreen Playhouse in Centralia, where Bill performed in several productions prior to moving to Seattle.