Saturday, January 10

Repertory Series ArchiveLate Shows (past events)Reel Weird Brattle: Mad Romance (Winter 2015)


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(1996) dir David Cronenberg w/James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette [100 min; 35mm]
Two iconic James Spader performances bookend this “Mad Romance” edition of our Reel Weird Brattle series. Here, in David Cronenberg’s demented CRASH, he plays a car crash survivor who gets sucked into a weird underground world of people who get off on the power and chaos of accidents.

“Kinky sex? Intentional car wrecks? Extreme underground perversion? A year and a half of fuss and controversy for this? You betcha!” – Christopher Null,

“It’s about the human mind, about the way we grow enslaved by the particular things that turn us on, and forgive ourselves our trespasses.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“[A] necessarily disturbing and equally profound inquiry into human desire, however self-destructive.” – Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine

Special Jury Prize for Audacity, Daring, and Originality – 1996 Cannes International Film Festival

It’s that time of the year again when people start buying candy and jewelry and putting up pictures of cherubs everywhere. As much as we love celebrating love, we feel that sometimes there’s too narrow a definition applied around Valentine’s Day. Here with the antidote is our latest REEL WEIRD BRATTLE late night series. From David Cronenberg’s transgressive masterpiece CRASH to the bizarre obsessions of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES to the alternative affections of SECRETARY, we present a series of weird and wonderful films that are all, no matter how strangely, driven by passion.

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  • Saturday 1/10 at 11:30 PM

Brattle passes accepted.

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