From a media release:
President’s Speaker Series presents:
A conversation between David Cronenberg and Piers Handling
• Free Talk -Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 7 p.m. (please note seating is limited)
TORONTO - OCAD University is pleased to present a free public discussion between Piers Handling and David Cronenberg.
Cronenberg, the master of the macabre, creepy obsessions and weird fantasies, is coming to OCAD University to talk about the relationships among technology, art, cinema, architecture, design and city landscapes. The iconic Toronto-based Canadian filmmaker will be interviewed by Piers Handling, Director and Chief Executive Officer of TIFF.
During Cronenberg’s 40-year career as a filmmaker, his works have included independent, experimental, science fiction, horror, thriller and studio productions including Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. Cronenberg is the recipient many awards, including France’s prestigious Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres, a Special Jury Prize at Cannes, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Piers Handling is responsible for leading both the operational and artistic growth of TIFF. Since 1994, under his diretion, TIFF became an internationally renowned cultural institution and opened TIFF Bell Lightbox, a permanent home for all of TIFF’s year-round film, educational and exhibition programming. Handling is the former Deputy Director of the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), taught at Carleton and Queen’s universities and has published extensively on Canadian cinema. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from OCAD U.
Auditorium (Room 190), 100 McCaul Street, Toronto