Date: 04/04/2024 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT
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Kicking off a multi-film collaboration between master filmmaker David Cronenberg and star Viggo Mortensen, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE is arguably the pair's strongest - a lean, mean thriller about a family man whose past life violently starts to catch up with him. Coming off of his star-making performances in LORD OF THE RINGS, Viggo Mortensen does career-best work that showcases his impressive versatility, sometimes within a single scene in this film. And, HISTORY finds Cronenberg in more grounded but no less provocative territory than usual, toning down his more surreal impulses for this film. Haunting and visceral in equal measure, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE is one of the essential films of the 2000s that makes for bruising, unforgettable viewing.


Viggo Mortensen

Guest Bio:

Viggo Mortensen is an actor and filmmaker best known for his performances in such films as THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES (Oscar nom), A DANGEROUS METHOD, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (Oscar nom), and GREEN BOOK (Oscar nom), among many others. He also directed the films FALLING and THE DEAD DON'T HURT.