The film is a favorite of Pablo Kjolseth, director of the International Film Series, and he selected it for the Apocalypse and Dystopia Now program because of its themes of apocalypse and transformation. It has both of those elements. The ending has that whole idea that humanity might be converted into the new flesh, he explains. The film seems incredibly prophetic. As a society, our attention spans are getting fragmented. Its getting harder to pay attention to old media. Theres so much information out there, and its getting smaller. Our brains are actually changing how we process information. It changes the wiring. Long live the new flesh, indeed.
Catch Videodrome tonight at 7 and 9 p.m. at Muenzinger Auditorium on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Tickets are $6, $5 for CU Boulder students with ID. For more info, visit www.internationalfilmseries.com or call 303-492-1531.
Wed., April 15, 7 p.m., 2009