David Cronenberg will participate in a Pinewood Dialogue at the Museum of the Moving Image following a special preview screening of his new movie, A History of Violence, on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Adapted from the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, A History of Violence is a provocative drama about how one American family’s peaceful existence is torn apart by a shocking act of violence. After Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen), the owner of a small-town diner, kills two would-be robbers he is hailed a hero by his community. But the incident brings unwanted media attention and a visit from a sinister stranger (Ed Harris) bearing a grudge against someone who looks just like Tom. Tom’s wife (Maria Bello), and two children join him in confronting this new threat and their own relationships.
“A History of Violence is a deceptive, complex movie that delves beneath the surface of movie conventions, and the conventions of human behavior, into dark, unexpected areas,” said the Museum’s Chief Curator, David Schwartz, who will moderate the discussion with Cronenberg. Schwartz organized the Museum’s retrospective “Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg” in conjunction with the release of Naked Lunch in 1992.
A History of Violence will be released theatrically by New Line Cinema on September 23.
For more info, visit the Museum of the Moving Image website.