Part of David Cronenberg
Sunday, January 29, 2012, 5:30 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. 1981, 103 mins.

With Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan. Dr. Paul Ruth (McGoohan) converts a scanner—a psychic with enough power to control people’s minds—to fight against an underground movement of scanners who want to dominate the world. This gory film will always be remembered for its famous exploding-head scene.

Free with Museum admission.

Scanners Trailer