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LYNCHPINS: Essential David Lynch

BYO damn fine cup of coffee for this cinema season, which showcases six of Lynch's films on the big screen.
By Sarah Ward
July 31, 2023
By Sarah Ward
July 31, 2023

Prepare to step inside the mind of a cinematic genius. It's a big call, sure, but it's true when it comes to David Lynch. No one makes movies or TV shows quite like the man who brought us Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and a little series called Twin Peaks, and we mean no one — no matter how hard anyone else keeps trying.

Don't just take our word for it, though. At Cinema Nova's LYNCHPINS: Essential David Lynch, film lovers can experience his movie marvels for themselves. The Carlton venue is diving into the director's distinctive audiovisual catalogue, screening six of his features on various dates and at different times throughout August and September.

On the agenda: Eraserhead, the film that started it all and still has no equal in the mindblowing stakes; Lynch's moving, thoughtful and eight-time Oscar-nominated 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, showing here in a fully restored version.

Then there's two Kyle MacLachlan-starring stunners: Blue Velvet, which will ensure that you'll never look at white picket fences the same way ever again; and Twin Peaks' exceptional horror sequel/prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. BYO damn fine cup of coffee to the latter.

Each film in the LYNCHPINS: Essential David Lynch lineup opens on a Thursday, then treats viewers to daily sessions.

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