David Lynch: Eraserhead (1977)

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David Lynch: Eraserhead (1977)

Date(s) - Wed 9/3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prince Theater

This event is a part of David Lynch Revisited: A Retrospective Film Series


A dream of dark and troubling things . . .

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.

Run Time: 89 Mins

Cast: Jack NanceCharlotte StewartAllen Joseph

Click HERE to view the trailer!



Nora M. Alter is Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University. Her teaching and research have been focused on twentieth and twenty first century cultural and visual studies from a comparative perspective.

She is author of four books: Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage (1996), Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film (2002), Chris Marker (2006) and Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (2004). She has published close to fifty essays on German and European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Cultural and Visual Studies and Contemporary Art. Most recently, she is completing a book on the international essay film and has begun research on a new study devoted to sound.


Film Schedule:
September 3rdEraserhead
September 10th – Conversation with David Lynch followed by screening of ‘Lost Highway
September 17thTwin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
September 24thInland Empire
October 1stDune
October 9thElephant Man – FREE Outdoor Screening at the PHS Pop-Up Garden (1438 South St.)
October 16-26 – ‘From the Vaults’ at the Philadelphia Film Festival celebrates David Lynch. Films include Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story & Mulholland Drive. More information to be announced.

Ticket Information:
Retrospective Pass – Access to entire series – $60 General//$50 Members: SOLD OUT
A Conversation with David Lynch & Lost Highway Screening – $25 General Admission//$20 Members: SOLD OUT
Individual Film Tickets – $7 General Admission//$5 Members

This series is held in conjunction with… And suppoted by the Wyncote Foundation.
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