Runtime: 137 minutes
Rated 14A: disturbing content, sexual content
Directed by David Lynch
Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux
Part of the David Lynch Month Cinematica Series through May 2017.
Synopsis: Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia (Laura Harring). Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project. David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
“A wonderfully Lynchian dive into the dream and the reality of Hollywood, moviemaking, acting and love.” -Seattle Times
“A gorgeously rounded picture, one that starts out with a glamorous come-hither wink and has the good grace to follow through, although perhaps not in the way we expect.” -Salon.com
“Lynch challenges our expectations of narrative and credibility by luxuriating in something else — the unexplained, the making of no-sense that (he says) underlies life.” -The New Republic