In his review of director David Lynch’s 2006 film Inland Empire, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote, “Some filmmakers work outside the box, but Lynch — the maker of surreal masterpieces (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive) — never fit in any box to begin with.” He went on to call Inland Empire “arguably his most ambitious mind-bender yet,” and at three hours, the R-rated vehicle for actor Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, October Sky) is a nightmarish journey of epic proportions.
Dern plays Nikki Grace, a Hollywood actor who takes on the personality of a character in a possibly cursed film production. Starting on Friday, the Center for Contemporary Arts screens a restored, 4K version of the film, with a newly remastered picture and soundtrack done under the supervision of Lynch. Watch the official trailer released by Janus Films at youtu.be/isd1C7g6XT0.
Center for Contemporary Arts Cinema, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 505-982-1338, ccasantafe.org