What hasn’t been said about the visually gorgeous, yet often viciously nightmarish, elegant mystery of a film that is David Lynch’s 2001 masterpiece Mulholland Drive? In the surreal universe of Lynch’s Los Angeles, the city bares its schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. A woman (Laura Harring) is left with amnesia following a car accident. An aspiring young actress (Naomi Watts, in her career-launching performance) finds her hiding in her aunt’s home. The puzzle begins to unfold, propelling us through a mysterious labyrinth of sensual experiences until we arrive at a singularly Lynchian destination: the intersection of dreams and nightmares.
Featured on countless Best Film of the 21st Century lists – and often at #1 – Mulholland Dr. will be presented on Janus’ Films’ beautiful new 4K DCP Restoration. Part of Chapman University’s four-film Los Angeles in Film and Fiction series.
Sunday, March 11 – 1pm ($7 Matinee)
Monday, March 12 – 7pm
Tuesday, March 13 – 7pm
“★★★★★. Mulholland Drive makes movies feel alive again.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“★★★★★. Its investigation into the power of movies pierces a void from which you can hear the screams of a ravenous demon whose appetites can never be slaked.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times
“4/4. Works because Lynch is absolutely uncompromising.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times