Marking a further escalation in David Lynch's surrealist style, Lost Highway is a foreboding, neo-noir mystery, signposted throughout with some of the director's most haunting images yet.
From this inventory of imagery, Lynch fashions two separate but intersecting stories, one about a jazz musician (Bill Pullman), tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, who suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. The other is a young mechanic (Balthazar Getty) drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend. These two tales are linked by the fact that the women in both are played by the same actress (Patricia Arquette).
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.