First show: April 28
New DCP restoration! 40th anniversary!
“Eraserhead was one of my greatest, happiest moments in cinema. What I loved about it was the world and having it be my own little place.” David Lynch
David Lynch once described his stunning debut feature simply as “a dream of dark and troubling things,” but the unclassifiable ERASERHEAD is so much more: an expressionistic headtrip, a Grand Guignol nightmare, a pitch-black comedy of manners, and even a deeply personal allegory about the (post-) nuclear family. Amidst a monochromatic wasteland teeming with smoke and shadows, Jack Nance’s wire-haired wage slave Henry struggles to navigate the horrors of mutant offspring, sinister hallucinations and, most terrifying of all, his new in-laws. Playing midnights for month after month in the late 1970s, David Lynch’s surreal classic ERASERHEAD was a Roxie fixture. We’re proud to present the new and beautiful digital restoration – although perhaps not quite as late as we used to.
Directed by David Lynch. 88m. USA. DCP.
DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE – Fri, 4/28 – Thurs, 5/4
MULHOLLAND DR. (35mm) – Sat, 4/29 & Mon, 5/1 @9pm
DAVID LYNCH: SHORT FILMS – Sun, 4/30 @ 8:30pm & Tue, 5/2 @ 9pm
RABBITS + INDUSTRIAL SYMPHONY NO.1 – Thurs, 5/4 @ 9pm
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS