Our month-long look at the beautifully strange cinematic world of David Lynch continues with his 2001 masterpiece Mulholland Dr.
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.
Directed by David Lynch. 2001. 147 minutes. Rated R.
Sunday, August 19 – 9pm
Monday, August 20 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, August 21 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
“★★★★★. 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