Director: David Lynch
Cast includes: Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring
Presented by Hastings Contemporary and Trash Cannes
147 Mins / 2001 / France | USA

This first outing of Art Is Cinema presents this particular film, to coincide with a new exhibition at Hastings Contemporary of work by Eric Fischl, whose figurative paintings mine a similar atmosphere of suburban gothic and the dark heart of contemporary, glamourous American life.

In ‘Mulholland Drive,’ Lynch takes the viewer on a memorable neo-noir trip through Hollywood’s dark underbelly in a mystery that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality and features astonishing performances from Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring. Lynch dispenses with a conventional narrative in favour of an hallucinogenic assault on the senses that will stay with you long after the credits roll. Mulholland Drive is one of the most controversial films of the late 20th century, and the defining masterpiece of a true cinematic visionary.