Mulholland Drive

Essential Cinema

Mulholland Drive
Directed by David Lynch

Thursday, June 29, 7 pm

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“This is David Lynch at his most imaginative and challenging.” —Allan Hunter, Daily Express

Lynch’s meditation on Hollywood—new and old—is transfixing and garnered him the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Tinseltown with dreams of becoming a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette (Laura Harring) with amnesia.

The two become mixed up in ominous events as they try to uncover the mystery of the brunette’s identity, while love, jealousy, ambition, seduction, and revenge complicate their efforts. Lynch’s ominous vision of Los Angeles’ dream factory is one of the new masterpieces of this millennium. 2001, U.S., DCP, 146 minutes. Rated R.

Screening in conjunction with the weekend run of David Lynch: The Art Life, June 23-25.