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Year: 2011 | Runtime: 99 min | 35mm
On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries.
In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
A Dangerous Method was directed by David Cronenberg from a screenplay by Academy Award® winning writer Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons), who adapted his own stage play The Talking Cure for the screen. (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Film Society is pleased to announce a new partnership linking us with the Guthrie Theater in an ongoing series of film screenings. The series, running Sunday and Monday evenings, features a selection of films inspired by the Guthrie’s 2012-2013 season. We launch with a David Cronenberg Retrospective, beginning on August 26 and 27 with M Butterfly (staged at the Guthrie in 2010) and ending with A Dangerous Method on September 23 and 24. This series was inspired by the Guthrie’s fall director in residence, Christopher Hampton, who wrote the screenplay for A Dangerous Method and will be our guest and conduct a Q&A at the Monday September 24 screening!
Year: 1993 | Runtime: 101 min | Digital
Love’s mysteries and betrayal’s cruelties are boldly portrayed in this fictional tale of French Diplomat Rene Gallimard (Jeremy Irons) and Beijing Opera star Song Liling. Rene believes he’s found the perfect woman. But after a love affair of 20 years, he finds he cannot believe anything about the beguiling, secretive singer. Rene learns Song Liling is a spy. Though it’s not the only shocking secret his beloved “butterfly” hides!
Year: 1986 | Runtime: 95 min | Digital
This shocking reinterpretation of the horror classic stars Jeff Goldblum as an eccentric scientist who unintentionally merges with a common housefly during a teleportation experiment. His journalist girlfriend, played by Gina Davis, desperately tries to help him as his body and mind gradually deteriorate into that of a hideous, insect-like monster. (20th Century Fox)
Year: 1983 | Runtime: 89 min | Digital
Cronenberg directs James Woods in one of the most influential and mind-bending sci-fi movies of the 80s! When Max Renn (Woods) goes looking for the origins of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome, he soon finds himself on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. (Criterion Collection)
Year: 1988 | Runtime: 115 min | Digital
In portrayals that won the New York Film Critics Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness and murder. Cronenberg won Los Angeles Film Critics Best Directors honors for melding split-screen techniques, body doubles and Irons’ uncanny acting into an eerie, fact-based tale. (Warner Bros)