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The Cronenberg Project takes shape

The Toronto International Film Festival original exhibition is being touted as an “ambitious, multi-platform celebration of the work of the iconic Canadian filmmaker” and runs from Nov 1 to Jan 19, 2014.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) CEO and director Piers Handling and artistic director of TIFF Bell Lightbox Noah Cowan said on Thursday [14] that the event would have at its core the film exhibit they have curated, David Cronenberg: Evolution.

The exhibition will be the first curated and launched by TIFF that will tour internationally with locations to be announced at a later date.

The Cronenberg Project also includes the experiential virtual museum David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition, a comprehensive film retrospective, the interactive digital experience Body/Mind/Change, and an art exhibition curated by Cowan and David Liss titled David Cronenberg: Transformation, presented in partnership with the Museum Of Canadian Contemporary Art.

David Cronenberg: Transformation will run from Sept 5-Dec 29 at MOCCA and will open on Sept 4 in time for TIFF.

“After collaborating with some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world to bring highly anticipated film exhibitions to Canada, we are excited to reach this major milestone at TIFF Bell Lightbox by originating a show of our own to share with the international community,” said Handling.

“This exhibition underscores our commitment as an organisation to Canadian film and its legacy, and presenting and celebrating David Cronenberg is a natural choice.”

“David Cronenberg is among the world’s great filmmakers and we feel fortunate to have worked with him on multiple projects over the last 30 years, including the creation of a Special Collection archive in TIFF’s Film Reference Library, which has yielded the most spectacular elements of this show,” said Cowan.

“The Cronenberg Project is the culmination of this relationship and we are thankful to David and the many participating institutions and individuals who are collaborating on this enterprise to create a significant global impact on behalf of this extraordinary artist.”

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