After the impressive attendance for Ghost World at our last screening, we here at Graphic Content decided to keep the second last film of our first season relatively grounded as well, before the big crazy finale next month that is! In that spirit, for May we’re offering up Canadian auteur director David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel A History of Violence. Here’s your information about the screening, along with our awesome poster design from Erik Grice! Look how great it is!
Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is an average, middle class diner owner who is suddenly thrust into the public eye after stopping a brutal attack at his restaurant. The media attention he receives for this heroic action has an unintended consequence; a gangster from Philadelphia named Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris) insists that they have unfinished business together, namely the matter of his scarred eye.
Based on the 1997 graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, May’s Graphic Content selection is a meditation on the role of violence in our society, not to mention an inversion of one of comic-dom’s most sacred tropes, the secret identity.
Tuesday, May 15 at 9:15 PM. The movie is rated 18A and runs for 96minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Metro Passes will be accepted. Box office opens at 8:30, so come on by early to check out the comics we’ve selected to go with the movie. RSVP on Facebook.