Director: David Lynch Run Time: 89 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1977
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph
An important example of innovative and daring filmmaking, Eraserhead remains brilliant to some, indecipherable to others, and always, it seems, provocative. – Senses of Cinema
David Lynch’s Eraserhead is a dream of dark and troubling things telling of a man named Henry, who lives surrounded by an industrial otherworld, who is thrust into a horrific nightmare when his wife gives birth to a deformed baby. The product of an earlier fling, Henry did the right thing by marrying Mary X but their lizard-like newborn won’t stop wailing and other disturbing figures, like the disfigured woman who lives inside the radiator, inhabit his new apartment and further complicate this already bizarre life. Lynch’s visionary debut feature was trashed by critics, but soon became a smash on the midnight movie circuit. It’s one not to miss.