The Late Show!
Plays Feb 4–6 Buy Tickets Passes OK | Single Feature
(1991) dir David Cronenberg w/Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider [115 min]
David Cronenberg’s inspired cinematic version of William S. Burroughs’ ‘unfilmable’ masterpiece NAKED LUNCH is as evocative and anarchic today as it was twenty years ago when it debuted. Acknowledging that the novel is impossible to fully adapt on screen, Cronenberg follows the author’s lead and merges Burroughs’ real life and fiction into a phantasmagoric, sensual experience, with a striking performance by Peter Weller at its heart.