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Cronenberg’s Body Horror

from The LA Times

David Cronenberg exhibition puts body horror in the flesh

By Steven Zeitchik

David Cronenberg

Filmmaker David Cronenberg. (Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press)

What happens when a surreal on-screen world takes a museum form? Sometimes it can get stodgy. Other times it can bring to life what had previously existed only on the screen or in our minds.

On Friday, one such experiment takes flight in Toronto with the opening of “The Cronenberg Project,” the Toronto International Film Festival organization’s sprawling ode to David Cronenberg, the body horror pioneer and all-around genre maestro. Spread out at several spaces in the city and headquartered at its Bell Lightbox, where the flagship “Cronenberg: Evolution” is mounted, the exhibition aims to honor the director’s legacy and give a strong flavor of all things Cronenberg.

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Posted on November 1, 2013 by Editor

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