Yesterday, Vulture noted that Twin Peaks: The Return constituted “a renewal of the entire Lynchian spirit.” Local movie theaters are definitely embracing it. In April and May, IFC held a Lynch retrospective that included the premiere of a new documentary about the director, David Lynch: The Art of Life. And there’ve been tributes in the form of burlesque and art shows. The far-out fun continues with some more special screenings, below.
Eraserhead Presented by Sacred Bones Records
Aug. 3 at Alamo Drafthouse NYC, Downtown Brooklyn.
I can’t be the only one who had an Eraserhead t-shirt as a kid. To celebrate their release of the film’s haunting soundtrack, Greenpoint label Sacred Bones is presenting the 1977 cult favorite in 35mm, so you can see the radiator lady in all of her creepy glory. There’ll be a limited number of seriously slick silver-vinyl LPs as well as plain ol’ CDs. Alamo has a strict No Talking policy, but how can you not sing along to “In heaven, everything is fine…”
Aug. 17 and 20 at Anthology Film Archives, East Village.
Lynch’s 2006 film, intended to be his final feature, is described by Anthology programmer Rebecca Cleman as “a movie about movies, specifically about a dying culture for making them– it bids farewell to the sights and sounds, the indelible texture, of studio genre pictures before the Marvel universe took over.” She describes the film, which will be shown in 35mm, as “arguably Lynch’s greatest achievement,” but then again we still have some episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return left to go.
Beginning Sept. 1 at Metrograph, Lower East Side.
Everyone was tripped out by Episode 8 of Twin Peaks: The Return. Metrograph describes it as “a tangled, visceral multi-megaton blast of invention,” and was apparently so blown away by it that they decided to curate an entire series inspired by it. They’ve picked a couple of Lynch’s “more far out productions”– Eraserhead and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me— as well as some like-minded films such as Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tarkovsky’s Stalker. There’ll also be shorts by Stan Brakhage, Takeshi Murata, and other experimental filmmakers.