An uncompromising auteur who is often cited as a genius and one of the best filmmakers of our time, while still remaining one of cinema’s most polarizing visionaries, David Lynch is a four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Cannes award-winner whose enigmatic work in film, music, and television have achieved both cult and critical acclaim. This month, we celebrate Lynch’s contributions to cinema with a retrospective of eight of his feature films, screening throughout August at The Frida Cinema.
Since the Palme d’Or-winning director broke out with his 1977 feature film debut Eraserhead, he has explored the limits of the human psyche and blurred the line between reality and dreams. As a surrealist, Lynch carried the torch lit by the likes of Luis Buñuel and Alejandro Jodorowsky in exploring the role of cinema to move beyond conventional commercial fare into that of Art at its most genuine and cryptic. Alternately mind-bending, emotional, and horrifying, his film and television work continues to fascinate audiences and critics alike.
From the sinister small-town-noir vibe of Blue Velvet to the humane examination of conscience in The Elephant Man, the avant-garde beginnings of Eraserhead to the epic surreal masterpiece Mulholland Drive, we invite you to experience these films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen, where the strange and the beautiful loom large.
Click on film title for synopsis and advance tickets:
Monday, July 30 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, July 31 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Wednesday, August 1 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Thursday, August 2 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Friday, August 3 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm