Dead Ringers

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Dead Ringers

Presented on 35mm

Elliot (Jeremy Irons), a brash, womanizing gynecologist, works at the same practice as his meek, identical twin brother, Beverly (also played by Irons). Elliot has affairs with a number of his patients and, when he inevitably loses interest in a woman, he gives her over to Beverly without her knowing the difference. But when Beverly falls in love with one of the patients, his passion disrupts the brothers’ equilibrium and pulls them into a psychosexual whirlwind of jealousy and obsession. 

Join us after the screening for a behind-the-scenes conversation with Dead Ringers executive producer Carol Baum as she discusses her memories of working on the film with Cronenberg as well as her career as a producer on movies such as Father of the Bride, The Good Girl, and Kicking and Screaming and her new book, Creative Producing: A Pitch-to-Picture Guide to Movie Development

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Village Bookstore.

"An astonishing tour de force--especially for Irons, whose sense of nuance is so refined that one can tell in a matter of seconds which twin he is playing in a particular scene."
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader


Q&A with producer Carol Baum, moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Q&A with producer Carol Baum, moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Thursday, Apr. 11 2024, 7:00
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Carol Baum has produced thirty-four movies, seventeen of them independently. Before becoming an independent producer, Baum spent ten years as co-president of Sandollar Productions, Dolly Parton and Sandy Gallin’s production company. She has produced five television movies for Hallmark and several documentaries. Her roots are in New York City, where she spent her early career in publishing, working for both Bantam Books and Random House and scouting for the English publisher Corgi. While in New York, she developed Ira Levin’s The Stepford Wives, Stephen King’s The Shining, and Ira Levin’s The Boys from Brazil. When she relocated to Los Angeles, Baum became a studio vice president at Twentieth Century Fox and a senior vice president at Lorimar, where she developed Taylor Hackford’s An Officer and a Gentleman. Following her stint as an executive, she produced David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers.

Baum currently teaches producing in the Film and Television Production Division at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is also a mentor for the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.

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