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Major Cronenberg exhibit coming to TIFF Lightbox

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / June 13, 2013

David Cronenberg TorontoThe Cronenberg Project is about to take over the TIFF Lightbox. A portion of the venue will morph into a shrine honouring the great Canadian filmmaker. The main aspect of the exhibit will be a film called "David Cronenberg: Evolution," which, predictably, traces the artist's development. There's also an "experiential virtual museum," which sounds kind of scary, and which will include "a full retrospective of Cronenberg's films."

There will be pieces on display from various films, including costumes, props, art work, and set design drawings. Film geeks can drool over the helmet from Videodrome, surgical tools from Dead Ringers, and leg braces from Crash, amongst others.

The virtual exhibition will include essays, academic writing, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Cronenberg's many collaborators.

The show will run from Nov. 1 until Jan. 19, 2014, and once TIFF is done with it, the exhibit will pack its bags for some international travel. Stay tuned for dates and locations.

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BH / June 13, 2013 at 05:22 pm
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I wonder if this is similar to the Cronenberg exhibit that ran years ago at the ROM (in an out of the way spot if I recall) because I remember the tools from Dead Ringers along with mugwumps from Naked Lunch, the portal from The Fly and other props. At least it will be updated with the Crash materials but most of his really interesting fantasy/horror props are from the earlier films.
jer / June 13, 2013 at 05:37 pm
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Crash was the only movie I have ever walked out of in the theatre when I was younger. I wonder if I would appreciate it more now.... I recall when I was watching it I kept thinking "WTF, WTF, WTF"...
Dave / June 13, 2013 at 08:15 pm
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I think your link goes to the Opening Night party webpage (which seems like a cool party). But it should go to the Cronenberg Project site at http://tiff.net/cronenberg?

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