Videodrome: William Kennedy Memorial Screening

Showings

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 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1983
Rating:R
Genre:Horror
Mystery
Science Fiction
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Cronenberg
Cast:James Woods
Sonja Smits
Debbie Harry
Peter Dvorsky
Leslie Carlson
Screenwriter:David Cronenberg

Description

As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

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 and that’s what we’re gonna do! A portion of the proceeds from this screening will be donated to an as yet TBD org in BIll's honor.