The Addiction


USA | 1995 | 82 min | R

New 4K Restoration! The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival returns to the Revue to present the Toronto premiere of a new 4K restoration of Abel Ferrara‘s acclaimed vampire epic The Addiction. In the midst of his most prolific, hard-hitting burst of filmmaking, Ferrara crafted this loving portrait of New York and hellish portrait of heroin through the darkest poetic lens. As Giuliani’s “Disneyfication” of the city takes root, a morbid grad student (Lili Taylor) is bitten by a vampire seductress (Annabella Sciorra) and must navigate the shadows while tempering her growing addiction to blood.
And it stars Christopher Walken.


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Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra



The film will be followed by a discussion on the representation of addiction and mental health in horror and genre cinema, featuring festival programmer Geoff Pevere and Alexandra West, author of The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle: Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula.


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