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The Digital Gym Cinema’s THE AUTEURS is an on-going film series highlighting the cinematic achievements of the medium’s most prolific, audacious, and talented auteurs. The series continues with a tribute to the great David Lynch, whose unique and astounding cinematic style has defined how we look at experimental and genre cinema. This tribute will include a week long run of DAVID LYNCH: THE ART OF LIFE, the new documentary exploring his illustrious career, and screenings of Lynch’s classics ERASERHEAD and MULHOLLAND DRIVE.
David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) (May 5 – May 11)
This documentary looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.
The life and career of iconic director David Lynch are explored in more than 20 conversations recorded with him at his home.
Critic Quotes: “Extravagantly surreal as the products of his imagination may be, they are deeply rooted in personal history and philosophy — and it’s this connection that Jon Nguyen’s disarmingly off-kilter documentary… probes to rewarding effect.” – Variety
“Quietly fascinating keyhole view into the creative mind.” – Austin Chronicle
“There’s old home-movie footage too, lots of it previously unseen, and it all feeds into that image of Lynch as the twisted by-product of middle America, an apple-cheeked Eagle Scout who somehow got drawn into the dark side.” – Time Out
Runtime: 93 minutes
Director: Jon Nguyen
Friday, May 5: 7:40
Saturday, May 6: 7:30
Wednesday, May 10: 7:40
Thursday, May 11: 7:40
THE AUTEURS: Eraserhead (1977) (May 5, May 10)
David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film.
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.
Critic Quotes: “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
“What a masterpiece of texture, a feat of artisanal attention, an ingenious assemblage of damp, dust, rock, wood, hair, flesh, metal, ooze.” – Village Voice
“David Lynch’s Eraserhead must stand as a pinnacle of screen surrealism to rival Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou.” – Observer
Runtime: 89 minutes
Director: David Lynch
Friday, May 5: 9:40
Wednesday, May 10: 9:40
THE AUTEURS: Mulholland Drive (2001) (May 6, May 11)
David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia (Laura Harring). Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.
Critic Quotes: “Mulholland Drive makes movies feel alive again.” – Rolling Stone
“A wonderfully Lynchian dive into the dream and the reality of Hollywood, moviemaking, acting and love.” – Seattle Times
“The most seductively unsettling thriller about Hollywood corruption since that other street-name masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard.” – Orlando Sentinel
“The movie, it must be said, has a hypnotic rhythm that could only be Lynch’s, and it really draws you in.” – The Washington Post
Runtime: 146 minutes
Director: David Lynch
Saturday, May 6: 9:30
Thursday, May 11: 9:40
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:
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