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What would a late night 70s cult film series at The Frida be without a little David Lynch? A masterpiece of texture, one of the most influential American art films of all time, we are screening the utterly enigmatic Eraserhead for two nights only!
In a film where character and narrative is as essential as its surreal style might suggest they are irrelevant (as is the case in the best of surrealist films), Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him. Things take a decidedly odd turn when the couple’s infant turns out to be…well, one of the more infamous babies to haunt the silver screen…
Other strange characters, including a disfigured lady who lives inside a radiator, inhabit Henry’s life as Lynch’s heavily symbolic exploration of the trials and tribulations of the Everyman – loneliness, commitment, work, fatherhood – unfolds like a monochromatic existential nightmare.
Eraserhead screens starting Friday, March 31st.
Friday, Mar 31 – 11pm
Saturday, Apr 1 – 11pm
Sunday, Apr 2 – 8pm