Lynch's gorgeous, hypnotic, dreamlike, and unconventionally structured, twisty neo-noir, featuring a stunning debut performance from Naomi Watts.
Beautiful, bizarre and strangely addictive, the film begins as a botched hit which 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. David Lynch’s scary and seductive vision of Hollywood is a true masterpiece, weaving together a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
★★★★★"It is an explosively sexy love story, rocket-fuelled with vanity and cruelty." - Guardian
★★★★★ "Mulholland Drive is pure cinema - a gorgeous, noir-narcotic loop of heartbreak in the "dream place" of Los Angeles." - Financial Times
★★★★ "Mulholland Drive makes movies feel alive again." - Rolling Stone
★★★★ "The movie, it must be said, has a hypnotic rhythm that could only be Lynch's, and it really draws you in." - Washington Post
★★★★ "Nobody creates cinematic nightmares like David Lynch, and Mulholland Drive ... is one of his most intense and scary." - Chicago Tribune
"This shows signs of being a lasting work, a film that shifts and changes along with the viewer, upon which all commentary is necessarily provisional." - Sight and Sound
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.