Arthouse Alert: Get Lost on "Mulholland Drive" Saturday in Chicago

Arthouse Alert: Get Lost on "Mulholland Drive" Saturday in Chicago
Continuing our slow scroll through the films of David Lynch (more to come later this month), we turn our compass to Chicago, where the Facet Cinematheque presents a midnight screening of his 2001 mind-blower Mulholland Drive. After Lost Highway, Lynch really started taking a turn down a road where continuity and an easily discernible plot became less important than a permeating sense of dread. But that’s not a bad thing in this case. Naomi Watts stars as a small-town actress trying to “make it” in L.A. who ends up immersed in a world of bizarre cowboys, torch singers, and lesbian trysts after a mysterious woman with amnesia falls into her world. A slow-burn peek at the strange underbelly of Los Angeles, this movie requires repeated viewings to fully unpeel it, but it’s worth seeing just for the Billy Ray Cyrus cameo.-Finn Cohen

Mulholland Drive
Saturday, March 5
Facet Cinematheque
1517 West Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Tags: arthouse-alert, mulholland-dr, david-lynch, chicago
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