Wednesday, May 17 - Saturday, June 17, 2023
David Lynch once described his stunning debut feature simply as “a dream of dark and troubling things,” but the unclassifiable ERASERHEAD is so much more: an expressionistic headtrip, a Grand Guignol nightmare, a pitch-black comedy of manners, and even a deeply personal allegory about the (post-) nuclear family. Amidst a monochromatic wasteland teeming with smoke and shadows, Jack Nance’s wire-haired wage slave Henry struggles to navigate the horrors of mutant offspring, sinister hallucinations and, most terrifying of all, his new in-laws. A midnight movie sensation at the original Waverly Theater, ERASERHEAD returns to 6th Ave.
Screening as part of our summer series The Films of David Lynch.
Previously screened as part of our Winter 2022 series, “Waverly Midnights: Late-Night Favorites.”
- Country USA
- Year 1977
- Running Time 90 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Janus
- Director David Lynch
- Writer David Lynch
- Editor David Lynch
- Cinematographer Herbert Cardwell, Frederick Elmes
- Cast Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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