Naked Lunch introduced by Jeremy Thomas and David Cronenberg

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 24 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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David Cronenberg and Naked Lunch producer Jeremy Thomas introduce their ambitious adaptation of the William S. Burroughs novel.

Guest Biographies

    • Jeremy Thomas
    • Jeremy Thomas founded Recorded Picture Company in 1974 and the international sales company HanWay Films in 1998. He has produced or executive-produced more than sixty films, including Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, winner of nine Academy Awards, and David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch, Crash, and A Dangerous Method. Thomas' diverse body of work is characterized by his long-standing relationships with film greats such as Bertolucci, Cronenberg, Stephen Frears, Nicolas Roeg, Wim Wenders, Takashi Miike, Terry Gilliam, and Takeshi Kitano, among others. He has presented many films at the Toronto International Film Festival, including Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg's Kon-Tiki, and, most recently, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, and Richard Shepard's Dom Hemingway.
    • David Cronenberg
    • David Cronenberg is an internationally renowned Canadian filmmaker. His reputation as an auteur has been firmly established by his influential body of work which includes Shivers, Rabid, Fast Company, The Brood, Scanners, The Fly, eXistenZ, The Dead Zone, M. Butterfly, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. He has won Genie Awards for best director for Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash, and Spider. Cronenberg is a member of France's Legion d'Honneur, an Officer in the Order of Canada, and a Fellow of the British Film Institute. He is currently completing the Bruce Wagner penned film, Maps to the Stars.

Naked Lunch w/ Jeremy Thomas & David Cronenberg

    • Naked Lunch
    • David Cronenberg
    • David Cronenberg fused episodes from William S. Burroughs' notorious (and notoriously unfilmable) novel with elements from the writer's biography and his own unique imaginings to create this surreal, shocking, hilarious, poetic, conceptually and visually striking masterpiece.