The Fast Forward Revue

David Lynch mini-retrospective, this Monday and Tuesday at Bloor Cinema by kswitz
July 13, 2008, 11:21 pm
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Saturday morning, right before heading out the door to that photo shoot I mentioned in my last posting (pictures to be posted soon), I did my habitual CinemaClock movie schedule check, and quite literally teared up a bit as I realized that this week’s listing at Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St West, right next to Bathurst subway) includes FOUR out of David Lynch‘s ten feature-length films. 

Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead (1977)

The Schedule:

Eraserhead, Monday 7 pm

Blue Velvet, Monday 9 pm

Lost Highway, Tuesday 7 pm

Mulholland Drive, Tuesday 9:35 pm

So okay, they’re a bit squished in there, but hey, so completely and totally worth seeing, and especially since movie tickets cost $5 for members at Bloor Cinema… which is pretty much the cost of renting a movie, anyways.

For those of you who don’t recognize the name, David Lynch is one of THE masters of the modern horror/mystery film genre, having created such cult masterpieces as Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks, as well as my (perhaps) most favorite film ever, Inland Empire. This man is a master of suspense, weirdness, and all-out creepiness. Expect mystery, suspense, uncomfortably creepy imagery, sex, drugs, darkness, and a complete loss of connection with reality, which typically occurs at least once per film. His work is also art-directed to the nines, as he actually went to art school (The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts) intending to become a painter, before deciding to become a film-maker instead.

And this guy is legit: his work been honored in such ways as France’s César Award for Best Foreign Film, the Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival, and the Gold Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival, as well as receiving four Academy Award nominations for the Best Director category.

So go do it!!

Ps if anyone wants to join me, I’ll most likely be at all of these screenings…


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