The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Mulholland Drive

David Lynch’s enigmatically enchanting Mulholland Drive returns just in time for its 20th anniversary!

Beautiful, bizarre and strangely addictive, the film begins with a botched hit that results in the meeting of brunette amnesiac Rita (Laura Harring, Love in the Time of Cholera) and blonde would-be Hollywood actress Betty (Naomi Watts, Birdman, 21 Grams). Taking the viewer on a memorable neo-noir trip through Hollywood’s dark underbelly, Lynch dispenses with a conventional narrative in favour of a hallucinogenic assault on the senses that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Recently voted the best film of the 21st Century in a BBC Culture poll, Mulholland Drive is essential viewing by one of the masters of contemporary American cinema.


“Mulholland Drive is pure cinema – a gorgeous, noir-narcotic loop of heartbreak in the “dream place” of Los Angeles.” — Danny Leigh, Financial Times

“A beautiful, gripping fever dream. Loaded with haunting imagery and a star making performance by Naomi Watts, this is Lynch at his most accessible…without compromising any of his artistic vision.” — Joe Lipsett, Horror Queers Podcast

“It is an explosively sexy love story, rocket-fuelled with vanity and cruelty.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian