20:30 - 22:30
Please not that this event is taking place inside the Griessmuehle cinema.
Retrospective | David Lynch
Jean Cocteau used to say that the cinema is where we go to dream together and no director in history has pulled this off quite like David Lynch. From his debut feature, Eraserhead, in 1977, to this year’s much-talked-about Twin Peaks re-union, Lynch has been mastering the art of rendering dreams – and nightmares on screen. His resume covers many genres – from TV soap opera (Twin Peaks) to road movies (Wild At Heart), Hollywood Noir (Mulhollland Drive) to detective romance (Blue Velvet). But in every case, the result is unmistakably Lynch, a striking mix of European avant-garde, folksy Americana and sheer inexplicable weirdness that is all the director’s own.
Inspired by TV coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial, ‘Lost Highway’ is a film in two parts. The first concerns a couple called Fred and Renee, who begin receiving strange videotapes in the mail, eerie shots of empty rooms soundtracked by buzzing drones (created in reality by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor). The second follows a hapless suburban kid named Pete, who becomes romantically involved with Alice, the girlfriend of local gangster Mr Eddy, and whose life quickly goes haywire. But because this is a David Lynch film, Alice is also Renee, Pete may in fact be Fred, and the man who shot the videos may be a visitor from another dimension.
Date: Monday 24th of July @ 8:30pm
Address: Sonnenallee 221, Neukölln (Behind S-Bahn Sonnenallee)
Tickets: €7 or €6 with Berliner Pass or Student I.D