Eraserhead

Directed by David Lynch
1977
USA
89 minutes
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David Lynch’s 1977 cult classic almost defies description: beautiful yet strange, filled with dark humour, gore and eroticism, all wrapped up in glorious black and white imagery.

In a grungy dystopian age, the nerdish Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) is invited to dinner by his bizarre girlfriend, Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) to meet her parents. It’s a very strange evening, featuring the now-infamous spurting chickens and a peculiar premature ‘baby’. The young couple take the squealing bundle home, but Mary soon departs leaving Henry to handle the nightmarish nipper alone. What follows has been described as indescribable - suffice to say it’s brilliant! Lynch’s debut feature was made over several years on a shoestring budget. Shot by the great Frederick Elmes (Blue Velvet) with an amazing soundscape of industrial noise and Fats Waller music, Eraserhead is a cinematic world like no other.

Tickets are only available as a package of all 4 films in the All Night Cine-Love InYou must be 18+ to attend this event. There will be a short interval between each film.

Session times: 10pm: Eraserhead; 12:05am: In the Realm of the Senses; 2am: O Lucky Man!; 5:10am: Female Trouble

Burroughs spoke of the frozen moment when we see what's on the end of the fork: Lynch's frozen moments consist of seeing what it is we're picking up the fork with, and why. Don't miss it.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
What makes 'Eraserhead' great – and still perhaps the best of all Lynch's films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it's the single-mindedness of its vision.
Michael Wilmington, The Chicago Tribune

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Sat 8 June
10pm
Dendy Newtown
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Program Strand
All Night Cine-Love In
Year
1977
Classification
M
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
David Lynch
Producer
David Lynch
Cast
Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Joseph Allen
Screenwriter
David Lynch
Cinematographer
Frederick Elmes, Herbert Cardwell
Editor
David Lynch
Genre
Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Horror, Cinephile, Comedy, Experimental, Off-Beat, Retrospective
Company Credits
Print Source: MK2 Films
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