The Max Headroom Chronicles

First Show: Saturday, May 13 2017
Last Show: Saturday, May 20 2017

Runtime: 90 min

NR / 1987

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Jean Cocteau Cinema presents The Max Headroom Chronicles


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).


Tuesday 16, May

7:00 PM

Wednesday 17, May

7:00 PM

Thursday 18, May

7:00 PM

Friday 19, May

7:00 PM

Saturday 20, May

7:00 PM


Sat, May 13:          British Episode Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future; & US Pilot- Blipverts

Sun, May 14:         Episode 2 “Rankers” & 3 “Body Banks”

Mon, May 15:        Episodes 4 “Security Systems” & 5 “War” George R. R. Martin will be reading his un-produced Script “Mister Meat

Tue, May 16:         Episodes 6 “The Blanks” & 7 “The Academy”

Wed, May 17:        Episodes 8 “Deities” & 9 “Grossberg’s Return”

Thu, May 18:         Episodes 10 “Dream Thieves”  & 11 “Whacketts”

Fri, May 19:           Episodes 12  “Nuerostim” & 13 “Lessons”

Sat, May 20:         Live reading of George R.R. Martin’s Never Produced 13th Episode, The Season Finale “Merry Xmas” starring MATT FREWER himself as MAX HEADROOM and directed by Lenore Gallegos