Noah Cowan on Crash

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 9 minutes

Noah Cowan on Crash

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 9 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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TIFF Bell Lightbox Artistic Director Noah Cowan considers the intertwining of evolution, desire and contemporary science fiction in his introduction to Cronenberg's envisioning of the notorious J.G. Ballard novel.

Guest Biography

    • Noah Cowan
    • Appointed Artistic Director for TIFF Bell Lightbox in 2007, Noah Cowan drives the curatorial vision for the year-round programming in TIFF's new home. Some of his contributions to programming since the opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox in September 2010 include the curation of Essential Cinema, a major inaugural gallery show detailing the inspiration behind 100 key films in cinema history, and significant retrospectives on Raj Kapoor and Gregg Araki. He was also the Toronto curator for Tim Burton (a project of the Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Fellini: Spectacular Obsessions (which premiered at the Jeu du Paume in Paris in 2009). He has also interviewed countless personalities on the TIFF Bell Lightbox stage and his original writing appears in 180°, TIFF Bell Lightbox's seasonal programming guide. Cowan has written critically on film for Canadian and international publications and served on numerous juries and award panels in North America and overseas. He continues to be involved on a number of boards and committees, adding to his expertise in advocacy, policy development and public affairs.

Noah Cowan on Crash

    • Crash
    • David Cronenberg
    • Cronenberg's masterful, icily fascinating adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel was one of the most lauded and controversial films of his career.