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TIFF Examines David Cronenberg’s “New Flesh”

David Cronenberg on the set of A Dangerous Method (photo: Liam Daniel)

David Cronenberg on the set of A Dangerous Method (photo: Liam Daniel)

NOVEMBER 1 TO JANUARY 19  In the hands of David Cronenberg, the uncanny becomes shockingly real. The Canadian director has explored “the possibilities and perils of human evolution” in more than 20 films, which simultaneously titillate and unsettle with depictions of everything from malicious broadcast signals to beetle typerwriters to “gristle guns”—and all manner of psychological disturbances manifested in the flesh. This fall, the TIFF Bell Lightbox delves deep into Cronenberg’s imagination with a sprawling exhibition of original artifacts (check out our gallery, below), designs and ephemera from his movies, as well as screenings of those films, of course. And if you hunger for even more skewed views, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art features works with a Cronenbergian bent by leading visual artists.  —Craig Moy

• David Cronenberg: Evolution at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., 416-968-3456; tiff.net
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• David Cronenberg: Transformation at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 952 Queen St. W., 416-395-0067; mocca.ca
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