Lost Highway Special Screening
Director: David Lynch Run Time: 134 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1997
Starring: Balthazar Getty, Bill Pullman, Gary Busey, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito, Patricia Arquette, Richard Pryor, Robert Blake, Robert Loggia
The event kicks off Nitehawk’s retrospective series on contemporary composer, Angelo Badalamenti (THE WORKS – ANGELO BADALAMENTI). Also, attending guests are invited to our downstairs bar after the film to celebrate National Absinthe Day featuring a special Pernod Absinthe cocktail!
Visualizing the variations of memory and conscience, David Lynch’s Lost Highway is a dreamlike journey through a murder mystery. Like dreams, the film’s narrative isn’t linear nor does it apply to the logic of reality. Instead what unfolds is a fluidly bizarre unraveling of a jazz musician’s journey into madness. After a bizarre encounter at a party, he is accused of murdering his wife and inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic; basically avoiding one fate by embracing another. Lost Highway is a definitive Lynchian adventure not to be missed on the big screen.
As a long-time composer for David Lynch’s films, Angelo Badalamenti provides a tactile ethereal score to Lost Highway. Set amidst the soundtrack produced by Trent Reznor (featuring everyone from Marilyn Manson to the Smashing Pumpkins), Badalamenti’s score nearly becomes a character itself.
a place both wonderful and strange performs an intricately conceived smeary, hypnotic DJ set that nods to the classic works of Angelo Badalamenti, Lost Highway’s Trent Reznor-produced gothic metal-tinged soundtrack recording, and the film’s themes of disorientation, confusion and disembodiment, in combination with unique visuals and distorted portraits produced by digital designer/collaborator Deanna Paquette.