David Lynch's kinky, wickedly funny and brilliantly cinematic fairy tale starring screen icons Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage.
After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune (Laura Dern). Lula's mother, Marietta (Diane Ladd), desperate to keep them apart, hires a hit man to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe), an old buddy who's also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet.
"Joltingly violent, wickedly funny and rivetingly erotic." - Variety
"Funny, scary and brilliantly cinematic." - Time Out
"Lynch's kinky fairy tale is a triumph of startling images and comic invention." - Rolling Stone
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.