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Dead Channels - the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film

Crimes of the Future
with a live score performed by
Spoonbender 1.1.1!

Directed by David Cronenberg
Cast: Ronald Mlodzik, Jack Messenger, Brian Linehan
Canada, 1970, 62 minutes.


Saturday, August 11 - 9:15pm at Roxie Film Center

Spoonbender 1.1.1

Scans as a crystal-clear sonogram of Cronenberg's obsessions in utero.... Trenchcoated, turtlenecked Rouge disciple Adrian Tripod (Stereo star Ronald Mlodzik) drifts from one mysterious, declining institution to another (the House of Skin, the Oceanic Podiatry Group, Metaphysical Import-Export) and stumbles on a pedophilic conspiracy plot. Crimes of the Future inaugurates the Cronenberg staple of body horror....
- Dennis Lim, Village Voice

We are extremely pleased to present this unique performance. David Cronenberg's practically unseen Crimes of the Future will be presented on 35mm film with a musical score composed, and performed live in the theatre, by internationally acclaimed electronic musicians Spoonbender 1.1.1. Get your tickets early.

Antoine Rouge, a mad dermatologist in a dystopian future world, unleashed a cosmetic-spread epidemic that killed post-pubertal women. Sensuous (and tasty) fluids ooze from the infected while some men begin to generate new organs of unknown purpose. Rouge's disciple, Adrian Tripod begins to search for a five-year-old girl who has been abducted by an international pedophilic conspiracy intent on breeding experiments before her infection manifests. This is rare David Cronenberg: straight up, no chaser - with live musical accompaniment.

Fans of innovative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg will recognize the emergence of his unique voice in this 1970 project, the director's second feature (following the 1969 Stereo).
- Cavett Binion, Greencine

We wish to thank David Cronenberg and Carolyn Rohaly, Hubert at the Film Reference Library, and Lise and Brigitte at Telefilm Canada for their considerable help and generous support.

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