Director: David Lynch Run Time: 137 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1984
Starring: Brad Dourif, Dean Stockwell, Francesca Annis, Kyle MacLachlan, Leonardo Cimino, Linda Hunt, Max von Sydow, Patrick Stewart, Sean Young, Sting, Virginia Madsen
Sam Weber will introduce the screening and there will be in an after-party with an inspired cocktail in Nitehawk’s Lo-Res bar!
David Lynch brought Frank Herbert’s wildly popular science-fiction novel Dune to the big screen in 1984 and it’s been a trip-tastic go-to-movie ever since. Set in the year 10,191 when the universe is dependent on a spice called Melange that can extend life and can fold time, a Duke’s son (Kyle MacLachlan) leads the enslaved desert warriors on the spice-producing planet Arrakis in an epic battle with the evil Emperor. In the tradition of futuristic space worlds like Star Wars and The Matrix, Dune is about a young man deemed the messiah rising up and trying to make things better for the people. Time, space, telepathy, monsters, madness, love, and righteousness – long live the fighters!
Folio Society’s Dune also features an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda and an afterward by Brian Herbert. Visit Folio Society for more information and to purchase the book!
Sam Weber was born in Alaska, and grew up in Deep River, Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Sam moved to New York to pursue illustration and attend graduate school at The School of Visual Arts. His previous work for The Folio Society includes The Lord of the Flies (2009) and Fahrenheit 451 (2011). His illustrations for Dune were painted in oil on board, with the black-and-white chapter headings in ink and charcoal on paper.
Founded in London in 1947, The Folio Society publishes carefully crafted editions of the world’s finest literature. They believe that great books deserve to be presented in a form worthy of their contents. For nearly 70 years they have celebrated the unique joy to be derived from owning, holding and reading a beautiful printed edition.