HEAVY MIDNITES: Mulholland Dr.

“One night, I sat down, the ideas came in, and it was a most beautiful experience.” – David Lynch, 2001

“The best film of the decade” – Los Angeles Film Critics Society

David Lynch’s auteurist fantasia is dense, hypnotic, intoxicating and absolutely impossible to forget. What better anniversary of its to celebrate, other than its lucky 13th? There’s never been a better time to surrender yourself to this modern masterpiece of fragmented beauty and enigmatic, mind-shredding power. Lynch creates a visionary Los Angeles nightmare, a stunningly photographed neo-noir of danger, dread, deep mystery, dark humor and Sapphic desire, dismantling the Hollywood dream like pieces in a subconscious puzzle. Riveting performances from Naomi Watts and Laura Harring anchor a narrative that swallows itself whole, while a gorgeous Angelo Badalamenti score and impressive supporting cast of up-and-comers (Justin Theroux), cinematic legends (Ann Miller, Lee Grant) and genre film favorites (Robert Forster, James Karen) keep us consistently spellbound. It’s perfectly uncompromising, and all the more compelling for it.
Dir. David Lynch, 2001, 35mm, 147 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Mulholland Dr.”!