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Videodrome
Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
The Northwest Film Center and the PSU English Department would like to invite you to this month's film screenings for free! With the exception of the Portland International Film Festival, the NW Film Center's screenings are free to all PSU students, faculty and staff.

Videodrome
Canada 1983
Director: David Cronenberg

Cronenberg had a goal: To see what happens when people go to extremes to try to alter their total environment to the point where it comes back and starts to alter their physical selves. VIDEODROME's tale of Max Renn, a merchant of edgy erotica, is a tour de sleaze for James Woods. Renn enters the cradle of Videodrome, a pirated love and torture cable channel with an embedded signal that changes Renn's body into the new flesh. This is Cronenberg's BLOW UP, the movie where his many assets max into a nauseatingly cool masterpiece full of ideas about the biology of media bringing forth environments that brew bad thoughts in order to prep us to mutate. As Brian O'Blivion, one of the characters in VIDEODROME, says, The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye. (90 min)

When: Saturday, December 6th, 2008
Where:
Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave)
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free to PSU students, faculty and staff

For more information, visit www.nwfilm.org or email Jeff at nwfilm@pdx.edu