Tag Archives: David Lynch

MULHOLLAND DR.

Is David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DR. one of the greatest puzzles in cinematic history? Or a sphinx without a riddle?

Revisit the great L.A. noir this week at the Downtown Independent.

MULHOLLAND DR.

Friday, February 22, at 8 pm.

Downtown Independent

251 South Main Street, Los Angeles.

From top: Naomi Watts as Betty/Diane Selwyn and Laura Harring as Rita/Camilla Rhodes in Mulholland Dr.(2001); David Lynch directing Justin Theroux directing a musical number; Melissa George; Watts and Mark Pellegrino. Image credit: Universal Pictures.

DAVID LYNCH IN CONVERSATION

Book Soup presents An Evening with David Lynch

On the occasion of the publication of his memoir ROOM TO DREAM, Book Soup presents a screening of every episode of David Lynch’s animated series DUMBLAND, followed by a conversation with its creator.

 

DUMBLAND—DAVID LYNCH IN CONVERSATION WITH KRISTINE MCKENNA, Thursday, June 21, at 7 pm.

THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL, 929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

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Above: Room to Dream, by David Lynch (2018).

Below: Dumbland (2002), created by David Lynch.

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CHRIS MARKER

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As part of the American Cinematheque program “Symptoms of Vertigo,” Chris Marker’s seminal LA JETÉE (1964) will open a double-bill this week at the Egyptian.

“In addition to translating visually ideas about the mechanics of memory, the nature of identity, and the politics of history, LA JETÉE also draws attention to the character and function of imaging technologies in the post-war, Cold War era.  In so doing, it responds to that film theory of the 1940s concerned with the metaphysics of the photographic arts – that is, the status of the image, both still and moving – while simultaneously anticipating the questions that fueled the development of cine-semiotics in the 1960s — namely, those about the syntagmatic structures through which cinematic meaning is created.” – Corinn Columpar*

 

LA JETÉE and MULHOLLAND DR (2001, directed by David Lynch), Friday, May 25, at 7:30.

EGYPTIAN THEATRE, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

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*refractory.unimelb.edu.au/re-membering-the-time-travel-film-from-la-jetee-to-primer

Scene from La jetée.

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TWIN PEAKS AT MOMA

Is TWIN PEAKS 2017 a television series or a movie?

“David Lynch’s latest TWIN PEAKS season is simply unclassifiable: something totally and spectacularly unique. However as the chief curator of film, and not television, at MoMA, I will simply say that my opinion on the matter can be interpreted through the fact that I have invited it to be screened at the Museum. Interpret that how you will, and we hope you will join us in this debate by experiencing this incredible work on the big screen for free this January.” — Rajendra Roy*

TWIN PEAKS 2017

PARTS 1–4, Friday, January 5, at 6 pm.

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PARTS 5–11, Saturday, January 6, at 2 pm.

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PARTS 12–18, Sunday, January 7, at 2 pm.

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MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

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Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks (2017).

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ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE

REDCAT is wrapping up its 2017 New Original Works festival with three performances of ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE, which draws a musical-lyrical line from the great avant-garde dramatist/poet/director through the work of William S. Burroughs and David Lynch, and back again. This collaboration between composer David T. Little, librettist/poet Anne Waldman, the Isaura String Quartet, the operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum, and director Lydia Steier sounds like the highlight of the summer.

Also on the bill: BUTCH BALLET—writer/director Gina Young’s “love letter to female masculinity”—performed, sans ballet, with love and brilliance by Gino Conti, Jenn Crockett, Eli Eileen, Jess Imme, and CT Treibel; and C, a movement/video piece by Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson.*

ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE, BUTCH BALLET, and C, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 10, 11, and 12. All shows at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

* redcat.org/event/now-festival-2017-week-three

See: Sylvère Lotringer, Mad Like Artaud (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

Timur and The Dime Museum. Photograph by Jill Steinberg.

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