Crimes of the Future
Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 107 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Léa Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Viggo Mortensen, Welket Bungué
The most shocking and polarizing film of the summer finds a second theatrical life at the Digital Gym Cinema!
Tagline: Body-horror maestro David Cronenberg joins forces with an all-star cast (Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, and Léa Seydoux) in this jaw-dropping and provocative exploration of bodies adapting to synthetic environments through startling transformations and evolutions.
Synopsis: As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
Critic Quotes: “The ideas that Cronenberg puts forth are powerful and poignant; his subject is the effort to make art amid a despoiled cultural environment and debased cultural consumption.” – The New Yorker
“It’s both a nightmare and a wan farce, the kind of tonal blend that only Cronenberg could create, and despite his cynicism about what awaits us, I hope he never stops thinking ahead.” – The Atlantic
“Few filmmakers slither under the skin and directly into the head as mercilessly as David Cronenberg.” – The New York Times
“This sly but surprisingly warm gesture (from an artist in an aging body of his own) uses its premise to question the authorship of the human body, tap into the fear of losing it, and reach towards the seductive embrace of what comes next.” – IndieWire
Friday, August 26, 2022: 3:30, 8:10
Saturday, August 27, 2022: 2:30, 8:10
Sunday, August 28, 2022: 6:20
Monday, August 29, 2022: 2:20, 9:00
Tuesday, August 30, 2022: 12:00
Wednesday, August 31, 2022: 4:30
Thursday, September 1, 2022: 2:30, 8:10
Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members