Director Series: David Lynch
David Lynch’s legendary feature debut introduced the world to his peculiar nightmare logic and made him a household name on the midnight movie circuit. (Screening in an optional double bill with 1980’s THE ELEPHANT MAN on Sunday 6/11 as part of our David Lynch director series.)
Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him. Things take a decidedly strange turn when the couple’s baby turns out to be a bizarre lizard-like creature that won’t stop wailing. Other characters, including a disfigured lady who lives inside a radiator, inhabit the building and add to Henry’s troubles.
“A masterpiece of texture, a feat of artisanal attention, an ingenious assemblage of damp, dust, rock, wood, hair, flesh, metal, ooze.” – Village Voice”
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