Lynch’s RABBITS + INDUSTRIAL SYMPHONY #1
May 04 only
In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.
David Lynch’s surreal 9-episode, 50-minute “sitcom” (in Lynch’s own words) follows the disjointed conversation of three humanoid rabbits presented loosely in the form of a generic situation comedy. Rabbits features three humanoid rabbits, played by Mulholland Drive cast members Scott Coffey, Laura Elena Harring and Naomi Watts.
David Lynch, 2002, 50 min, USA, in English, Digital. Courtesy of David Lynch.
INDUSTRIAL SYMPHONY NO. 1
A performance art collaboration between David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr.), ‘Industrial Symphony no. 1’ came about when the Brooklyn Academy of Music asked Lynch and his music collaborator to stage two performances of something interesting for the season premiere of its annual Next Wave Festival. With only two weeks’ prep time, they threw together an elaborately designed and choreographed concert for his ingénue of choice, Twin Peaks songstress, Julee Cruise. As always, the collaboration between Lynch and Badalamenti yields a disturbing, fascinating, and comic combination of image and music. The story begins with Nicolas Cage (the Heartbreaker) telling Laura Dern (the Heartbroken Woman), WILD AT HEART style, “I gotta go, baby”. Heartbroken, Dern reacts like Lula might, then dreams that she’s floating above a landscape (as Julee Cruise) littered with dwarfs, men on stilts, abandon cars crawling with naked women, and grotesque monsters, while singing songs about love. The 50-minute show featured a number of songs from Cruise’s album “Into the Night,” all of which had lyrics written by Lynch and music by Badalamenti, plus a few original pieces. The music has a very clear ‘Twin Peaks’ vibe. Most of the instrumentals were taken directly from Badalamenti’s score for that series.
David Lynch, 1990, 50 min, USA, Digital. Courtesy of David Lynch.
DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE – Fri, 4/28 – Thurs, 5/4
ERASERHEAD – Fri, 4/28 @ 9pm & Wed 5/3 @ 10:30pm
MULHOLLAND DR. – Sat, 4/29 & Mon, 5/1 @ 9pm
DAVID LYNCH: SHORT FILMS – Sun, 4/30 @ 8:30pm & Tue, 5/2 @ 9pm