MULHOLLAND DRIVE with Live Performance by Rebekah Del RIo
DAVID LYNCH | USA, FRANCE | 2001 | 147 MIN | R | ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH
Following a showstopping end-of-the-millenium release of generation-defining films that included THE MATRIX, MAGNOLIA, THE SIXTH SENSE, FIGHT CLUB, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, and Stanley Kubrick’s erotic swan song EYES WIDE SHUT, many believed that cinema had reached its peak…but in 2001 David Lynch said hold my coffee and cherry pie. At its celebrated world premiere at Cannes, Lynch unleashed unto the world his most visionary work that was as acessible on the surface as it was filled with seemingly random asides, scenes, symbols, and blue boxes that became fodder for the emerging era of internet and Reddit sleuthing. Exploring the seedy underbelly of Lynch’s Hollywood through the eyes of wide-eyed aspiring actor Betty (Naomi Watts) allowed the director to explore every facet of his psyche and running themes from his filmography. After winning a small town jitterbug contest, Betty arrives in Hollywood to discover that it truly is the land of dreams. When she isn’t nailing auditions, she acts as an amateur sleuth for the helpless bombshell Rita (Laura Harring) who appears to have lost her memory from an accident. As the two unravel Rita’s mysterious past their evolving relationship threatens to end their careers and sanity. Just don’t go behind the dumpster at Winkie’s!
Take a seat at Club Silencio and try not to have a total existential breakdown at the haunting vocals of the marvelous Rebekah Del Rio as she performs songs from her legendary career.
Cast: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates
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