Part of David Cronenberg
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

A note from the curator: The film is being shown from DVD. We looked at the 35mm print for this film; the color is severely faded, and the print is badly scratched, so the DVD image is far superior.

Dir. David Cronenberg. 1977, 91 mins.

With Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan. Cronenberg enhances this film’s sexual themes by casting porn queen Chambers as a modern-day vampire who spreads a plague through Montreal. Centering on a young woman whose plastic surgery infects her with a taste for blood, this film is both a commentary on the dangers of biotechnology and a political allegory about the dangers of repression.

Free with Museum admission.

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