Eraserhead 89 mins

Sunday, 17 January 8:15PM

  • Eraserhead
  • Eraserhead
  • Eraserhead
  • Eraserhead
  • Eraserhead
  • Eraserhead

David Lynch's remarkable, surreal first film ERASERHEAD uses detailed visuals and a creepy score to create a bizarre and disturbing look into a man's fear of parenthood.

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 strange turn when the couple's baby turns out to be a bizarre lizard-like creature that won't stop wailing. Other characters, including a disfigured lady who lives inside a radiator, inhabit the building and add to Henry's troubles.

★★★★★"an amazing industrial nightmare." - Daily Telegraph UK

★★★★★"It's beautiful and strange, with its profoundly disturbing ambient sound design of industrial groaning, as if filmed inside some collapsing factory or gigantic dying organism." - Guardian

★★★★ "What makes Eraserhead great -- and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch's films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it's the single-mindedness of its vision." - Chicago Tribune

★★★★ "David Lynch's remarkable first film, made in 1976, still looks like a minor masterpiece, mixing Gothic horror, surrealism and darkly expressionist mise-en-scene." - London Evening Standard

David Lynch Retrospective

David Lynch Retrospective

David Lynch: the master magician of the screen

The 1980s and 90s and beyond belonged to David Lynch, the successful American film director whose widely influential movies peaked during those decades. Despite his unusual style and the strange worlds in his movies, Lynch became a household name in the US and beyond. The inimitable mixture of surrealism and expressionism on the big screen drilled holes deep into the subconscious of the films' viewers.

Luna Outdoor is excited to present a showcase of a David Lynch Retrospective: from this true Master of Surreal Cinema.

Kicking off with the Wild at Heart (1990) pairing Laura Dern with the irrepressible Nic Cage as young lovers on the run in this 30th anniversary screening; next we'll screen Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), the big screen prequel that fills in the final days of doomed Laura Palmer; followed by the black-and-white body horror film Eraserhead (1977). Road trips are a recurring theme in Lynch movies; Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette are unforgettable in the next film screening, the identity shifting Lost Highway (1997),  while world's collide in one of Lynch’s greatest masterpieces, the Naomi Watts-led Mulholland Drive (2001);  and just in case you didn't get enough of them the first time around, Dern and Cage are back for a second helping/screening of Wild at Heart to finish off the retrospective.


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Sunday, 17 January 8:15PM