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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

Nitehawk Cinema and Brightest Young Things present a special screening of David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY featuring a live musical performance by a place both wonderful and strange.

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.