Director Series: David Lynch
Currently ranked at number 8 on the prestigious Sight & Sound poll of the greatest films of all time, David Lynch’s 2001 Hollywood noir distills a career’s worth of obsession and skill into a single definitive, unforgettable work. (Screening in an optional double bill with BLUE VELVET on Saturday 7/1 and Monday 7/3 as part of our David Lynch director series finale.)
A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) is left amnesiac after a car crash. She wanders the streets of Los Angeles in a daze before taking refuge in an apartment. There she is discovered by Betty (Naomi Watts), a wholesome Midwestern blonde who has come to the City of Angels seeking fame as an actress. Together, the two attempt to solve the mystery of Rita’s true identity.
“An unparalleled, idiosyncratic work of cinema.” – The Ringer