May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Jean Cocteau Cinema presents The Max Headroom Chronicles
“Twenty Minutes Into the Future… Thirty Years Into The Past”
The Jean Cocteau will be hosting special guests
Matt Frewer (Max Headroom himself), Steve Roberts, and Michael Cassutt
Television networks battle one another in an unrelenting ratings war. Whoever controls the airwaves controls the dystopic world in which they broadcast. So when Network 23s star reporter, Edison Carter, uncovers a deadly secret that could shake up the dominion the station has over its viewers, the only option is to eliminate Carter before he can make his story public. After his “accident,” his mind is uploaded to create the world’s first self-aware, computer-generated TV host: Max Headroom! But will Max bow to his creators? Or will he be the key to his human alter ego bringing down a network superpower?
Able to boast his own international talk show, music videos, countless endorsements and merchandising, the puckish Max Headroom became more than just a character on television. He was a decade-defining icon, never better represented than in this sardonically witty, adventurous look at society and the place of media within it. Starring Matt Frewer (Watchmen), Amanda Pays (The Flash), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) and Morgan Sheppard (Star Trek).
Fri, May 19: Episodes 12 “Nuerostim” & 13 “Lessons”
Sat, May 20: Script reading of George RR Martin’s episode Merry Xmas