Mulholland Drive (2001, 35mm) | David Lynch | BrainCultures Series
About the BrainCultures Series:
This series, programmed with the BrainCultures Lab, explores the plural lives of the brain as a socially and culturally constituted object.
(David Lynch, 2001, 147 min, USA, Color, 35mm)
Bright-eyed aspiring actress Betty (Naomi Watts) arrives in LA with dreams of stardom, but soon finds herself sucked into the nightmarish underbelly of Hollywood’s Dream Factory as she becomes entangled with an amnesiac femme fatale (Laura Harring). Hitchcockian doubles, illusory identities, and surreal slips into the dark and disturbing abound in David Lynch’s neo-noir masterpiece.
-- Introduced by Prof. Markos Hadjioannou (Program in Literature)
"Not just everything you want in a David Lynch movie, but damn near everything else you want in ANY movie." Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
Best Film of the Decade, Film Comment
Best Film of the 21st Century, BBC
Sponsored by the BrainCultures Lab and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).
Made possible by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Humanities Unbounded Embedded Humanities Grant.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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