Hardcore Cronenberg: Dead Ringers

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Dead Ringers
Photograph: 20th Century Fox, courtesy the YBCA Dead Ringers

David Cronenberg’s deeply unsettling body of work has inspired decades of films—including the highly anticipated summer reboot of Fantastic Four—and is now being celebrated with a 3-month-long retrospective at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Scheduled to run in chronological order from his debut shocker, Shivers, to the very contemporary and critically-divisive Maps to the Stars, there are plenty of gory gems in between. This week, a real cult fave is on deck with Dead Ringersfeaturing a jarring depiction of identical twins, both played by Jeremy Irons in full creep-mode.


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