DEAD RINGERS & NAKED LUNCH
David Cronenberg’s DEAD RINGERS (R, 1988, 116 min)
Elliot and Beverly (Jeremy Irons) are identical twins and successful gynecologists. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he gives the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. But when Beverly falls hard for one of the patients (Geneviève Bujold) and she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.
David Cronenberg’s NAKED LUNCH (R, 1991, 115 min)
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator named Bill (Peter Weller) accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. Humorous and grotesque, this surreal film based on the novel by William S. Burroughs is an evocative paranoid fantasy into the mysteries of the creative process.
Friday, May 1