May 5, 2018
Auteur Theory is back with a special Bonus episode, as we take a particularly deep dive into the work of director David Cronenberg. Chris is joined by film critic and author Hal C.F. Astell for an in-depth look at Cronenberg's college experimental films Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).
These early Cronenberg curiosities can be rough going to watch, but as Connoisseurs of Obscure Cinematic Oddities, Chris and Hal will break down just how they relate to the themes, imagery, and obsessions that define Cronenberg as the filmmaker he is today - these two films offer a fascinating look at an artist in his pupa stage.
Speaking of holometabolismic insects, we'll be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming.