A Conversation with David Lynch & Lost Highway (1997) Screening

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A Conversation with David Lynch & Lost Highway (1997) Screening

Date(s) - Wed 9/10
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Prince Theater

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


This event will be preceded with an extended in-person conversation with David Lynch, interviewed by his long time friend, American journalist Kristine McKenna. Following the conversation will be a film screening on 35mm of ‘Lost Highway.’

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Since rising to prominence as a film director in the 1980s, David Lynch has consistently proven himself to be one of the most original voices working in movies today. Trained in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Lynch brings an artist’s eye to all of his work, creating a distinct cinematic landscape with surrealistic flourishes that can often disturb or mystify the viewer. Along with his contributions to film (from 1977’s Eraserhead to 2006’s Inland Empire), the endlessly creative Lynch has also left his indelible mark on the world of television with Twin Peaks, a series that maintains a rabid fan base twenty years after its conclusion. Add visual artist, musician, and occasional actor to an already overstuffed résumé, and one can only wonder if there’s anything David Lynch can’t do.



Kristine McKenna is a widely published critic and journalist who wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1977 through 1998. Her profiles and criticism have appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, Artnews, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone Magazine, and she was the recipient of a National Endowment Arts Administration grant in 1976. In 1991 she received a Critics Fellowship from the National Gallery of Art, and she co-curated the 1998 exhibition Forming: the Early Days of L.A. Punk, for Track 16 Gallery. In 2001, a collection of her interviews, Book of Changes, was published by Fantagraphics, who published a second volume of interviews, Talk To Her, in 2004. She was co-curator of Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & his Circle, a group exhibition that opened at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, in 2005, traveled to five U.S. museums, and was accompanied by a catalogue published by D.A.P. She is producer and co-writer of The Cool School, a documentary about L.A.’s first avant-garde gallery, and her book, The Ferus Gallery: A Place to Begin, was published by Steidl in 2009. Her 2007 monograph on the photography of Wallace Berman, Wallace Berman Photographs, co-written with Lorraine Wild, was selected as one of the 50 best art books of the year by the A.I.G.A. She organized Celestial Ash, an exhibition of west coast assemblage that opened at The Craft and Folk Art Museum in April, 2009, and earlier that year curated the an exhibition for the Michael Kohn Gallery, She: Work by Wallace Berman & Richard Prince, which was accompanied by a catalogue published by D.A.P. In 2010 she partnered with Donna Wingate and designer Lorraine Wild to launch the publishing imprint Foggy Notion Book. She is presently working on L.A. in the ‘60s: Images from the LAPD Photo Archive, to be published by Prestel; a memoir with musician Dan Hicks; a collection of writings by artist David Salle; a monograph on artist Joe Goode to be published by Greg Miller Books; Big Shots: Bonnie Schiffmans Portraits of the ’80, and Tripping: Clothing & Costume in the American ‘60s.


Fred (Bill Pullman) is an avant-garde jazz saxophonist who shares a luxurious but fashionably barren house with his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette). Fred suspects that Renee may be unfaithful to him, but realizes he has bigger things to worry about when a series of videotapes appear at his door that prove someone is watching his home from the outside and inside. When Renee is found murdered, Fred finds himself behind bars, but one morning Fred is no longer in his cell. He has seemingly been transformed into Pete Drayton (Balthazar Getty), a young auto mechanic who foolishly allowed himself to get involved with the wife of gangster Dick Laurent (Robert Loggia), a luscious blonde named Alice who looks exactly like Renee.

Author: Mark Deming

Run Time: 135 Mins

Cast: Bill PullmanPatricia ArquetteJohn Roselius

Click HERE to view the trailer!

Film Schedule:
September 3rd – Eraserhead
September 10th – Conversation with David Lynch followed by screening of ‘Lost Highway
September 17th – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
September 24th – Inland Empire
October 1st – Dune
October 9th – Elephant 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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