- Directed by: David Lynch
- Cast: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring
- Country: USA
- Year: 2001
- Duration: 180min
- Certificate: 15
- Type: Film
David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive famously started life as a pilot, rejected by television executives. Frankenstein-ing it into a feature, the result is Lynch’s fever-dream take on Tinseltown. Naomi Watts stars as the ingenue Betty Elms, newly arrived in Hollywood and determined to break into acting. There she meets an enigmatic woman with amnesia, who calls herself Rita (after Hayworth). Together the pair attempt to solve the mystery of Rita’s true identity.
Alongside Mulholland Drive we will also be hosting a rare screening of Maya Deren’s landmark experimental short about a young woman lost in a dream within a dream. Shot in LA almost 60 years apart, both Meshes of the Afternoon and Mulholland Drive depict nightmarish visions of Hollywood, where images repeat themselves and a mysterious key holds a deep significance.
Please note: there will be a short interval between films.
Part of Film Feels Curious: Double Take, a weird weekend of films about dreams and doubles - Friday 22 - Sunday 24 July 2022.
Tickets for Double Take are 4-for-3 (only available at the box office).
This screening is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk