David Cronenberg continues his tradition of adapting difficult-to-adapt novels to the screen, this time Don Delillo’s eponymous novel from 2003. New York City, the not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father's old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan's exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric's bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey.
- Sexual Content
- Friday July 27, 2012 at 9:00PM
- Saturday July 28, 2012 at 7:00PM
- Sunday July 29, 2012 at 2:15PM
- Monday July 30, 2012 at 9:00PM
- Thursday August 2, 2012 at 9:00PM