Don’t you love it when Milwaukee movie palace Oriental Theatre screens David Lynch films? WE DO. Now, a few years after that screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the Oriental is set to screen A.) one of Lynch’s most underrated films, and B.) one of Lynch’s most difficult films.
Yep, a 4K restoration of 1997’s Lost Highway will light up the main Oriental room on Friday, August 12 at 9 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14 at 3 p.m. See! Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette as an ice-cold couple who receive some unwelcome VHS tapes in the mail! See! Robert Loggia as a growling gangster with a passion for safe driving! See! Balthazar Getty as the Bill Pullman character? Who knows! It’s a “psychogenic fugue,” after all.
Next, a 4K restoration of 2006’s Inland Empire will baffle and perplex viewers in the Oriental’s main room on Saturday, August 13 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14 at 6 p.m. See! Laura Dern as a “woman in trouble”! See! Um, well, we’ve only seen this three-hour digital-video fever-dream once, and we couldn’t tell you one more thing about it. Jeremy Irons is in it, right? We hear the 4K restoration is super nice.
General admission tickets are $12 for each film. And yeah, we’re totally going to see these back-to-back on Sunday and make a day of it at the Oriental. As a matter of fact, we’re there right now…
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