First show: May 22
Both shows are sold out!
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 it in 35mm in our reopening weekend – although perhaps not quite as late as we used to.
Directed by David Lynch. 88m. USA. 35mm. Print courtesy of Janus Films.
Saturday, May 22 screening will be hosted by Media Meltdown. Doors open at 8pm. Pre-show at 8:40pm. Film starts at 8:45pm.
Media Meltdown is a queer celebration of cult media, weird pop culture, and childhood nostalgia hosted by Franzia Kafka and Piranha. From our immersive parties in San Francisco to our series of online shows on Twitch.tv/MediaMeltdown, we’re known for bringing you the themes no other drag show dares to tackle! So buckle up those Beanie Babies and get ready to take a trip through your childhood VHS collection!