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A Place Both Wonderful and Strange: The Films of David Lynch

BYO damn fine cup of coffee for this season of Lynch's ten features.
By Sarah Ward
March 25, 2018
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A Place Both Wonderful and Strange: The Films of David Lynch

BYO damn fine cup of coffee for this season of Lynch's ten features.
By Sarah Ward
March 25, 2018
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Prepare to step inside the mind of a cinematic genius. It's a big call, sure, but when it comes to David Lynch, it's true. No one makes movies or TV shows quite like the man who brought us Eraserhead, Blue VelvetMulholland Drive and a little series called Twin Peaks, and we mean no one.

Don't just take our word for it — experience his movie marvels for yourself as part of The Astor's two-month-long season of all of his films. As Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art did back in 2015, the Chapel Street cinema is diving deep into his distinctive audiovisual catalogue, screening every feature he has ever made on Monday nights between April 2 and June 4. That means you can watch the sci-fi flick he took his name off of, Dune; his Palme d'Or winner, Wild at Heart; and his old-man-on-a-lawnmower tale, The Straight Story. At A Place Both Wonderful and Strange: The Films of David Lynch, that's only the beginning of a very eclectic bunch of movies.

Also on the agenda is Lynch's moving and thoughtful The Elephant Man, the twisty thrills (and ace '90s soundtrack) of Lost Highway, and Inland Empire, aka the flick the director famously wanted Laura Dern to win an Oscar for so badly that he campaigned on Hollywood Boulevard with a live cow. And then there's the thing we've all been waiting for: no, not Twin Peaks the series, but the show's exceptional horror sequel/prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on the big screen. BYO damn fine cup of coffee.

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