Maps to the Stars

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Sep 26 through Sun, Oct 12.

Sat, Sep 27

9:00pm

Sun, Sep 28

3:00pm

Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg, 2014
Canada/Germany | Format: DCP | 111 minutes

U.S. Premiere

Q&A with director David Cronenberg, screenwriter Bruce Wagner, and actress Julianne Moore on September 27

David Cronenberg takes Bruce Wagner’s script—a pitch-black Hollywood satire—chills it down, and gives it a near-tragic spin. The terrible loneliness of narcissism afflicts every character from the fading star Havana (Julianne Moore, who won the Best Actress Award at Cannes for her nervy performance) to the available-for-anything chauffeur (Robert Pattinson) to the entire Weiss family, played by John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, and Mia Wasikowska. The last two are brother and sister, damaged beyond repair and fated to repeat the perverse union of their parents. And yet, in their murderous rages, they have the purity of avenging angels, taking revenge on a culture that needs to be put out of its misery—or so it must seem to them. Cronenberg’s visual strategy physically isolates the characters from one another, so that their occasional violent connections pack a double whammy. An eOne Films release.

Series: NYFF52 Main Slate

Venue: Alice Tully Hall

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