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Lynchian

 
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Mar 18—Mar 24, 2022
 
   
 
 
 
 
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“I feel like I’m having the most beautiful dream… and the most terrible nightmare, all at once.”—Donna Hayward, Twin Peaks

Fractured psyches. A creeping sense of the uncanny. Doubles. It’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it: the surrealist, blackly comic, unnerving world of David Lynch. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (once derided, but now acknowledged as one of Lynch’s supreme masterpieces), we plumb the depths of Lynchian style. Looking both at fellow travelers who pull from similar visual and spiritual motifs and at multiple generations of filmmakers directly influenced by Lynch’s work—plus his own seminal films such as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive—this international series celebrates the unique space opened up by the work of this eccentric and beloved American master.


 
PAST EVENTS
Eraserhead
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Eraserhead
 

The cult phenomenon that introduced the world to Lynch’s sinister surrealism

Mar 18—Mar 21, 2022
 
 
Fire Walk With Me
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
 

The prequel to Lynch’s cult television series follows the last days of Laura Palmer.

Mar 18—Mar 24, 2022
 
 
Barton Fink
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Barton Fink
 

A renowned playwright discovers the hellish nature of writing for Hollywood.

Sat, Mar 19, 2022
 
 
Perfect Blue
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Perfect Blue
 

A pop star-turned-actress loses her grip on reality in this disturbing, gorgeous anime.

Sat, Mar 19, 2022
 
 
Mullholland Drive
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Mulholland Drive
 

An aspiring actress is sucked into the nightmare underbelly of Hollywood’s Dream Factory.

Mar 19—Mar 22, 2022
 
 
Possesion
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Possession
 

Marital dissatisfaction unleashes a bizarre world of body horror and private investigators.

Sat, Mar 19, 2022
 
 
Trouble Every Day
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Trouble Every Day
 

Director Claire Denis takes carnal desire to its disturbing, blood-soaked extreme.

Sun, Mar 20, 2022
 
 
Lynchian
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Cure
 

This metaphysical detective story offers a hallucinatory journey into the human mind.

Sun, Mar 20, 2022
 
 
Lynchian
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Blue Velvet
 

A college student slips from squeaky-clean suburbia into a psychosexual shadow world.

Mar 20—Mar 23, 2022
 
 
Uncle Boonme
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
 

Winner of the Palme d’Or, Thai visionary Apichatpong Weerasethakul drifts through dreams.

Sun, Mar 20, 2022
 
 
Kaili Blues
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Kaili Blues
 

Bi Gan’s mesmerizing debut embraces surreal imagery and a slippery notion of time.

Mon, Mar 21, 2022
 
 
Whispering Pines
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Whispering Pines, episodes 1—10
 

An uncanny video series inspired by Twin Peaks, a hemorrhoid pillow dress, and an alter-ego.

Mon, Mar 21, 2022
 
 
One False Move
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One False Move
 

This overlooked 90s gem is a tightly coiled neo-noir that cuts between killers and cops.

Tue, Mar 22, 2022
 
 
Under The Skin
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Under The Skin
 

Scarlett Johansson is an otherworldly seductress in this existential sci-fi.

Tue, Mar 22, 2022
 
 
Nocturama
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Nocturama
 

Bonello’s stylish terrorist thriller and vision of youth in revolt, influenced by Lynch.

Wed, Mar 23, 2022
 
 
Innocence
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Innocence
 

Strange rituals occur at an isolated boarding school in this unsettling, imaginative film.

Thu, Mar 24, 2022