Friday, April 22, 2016
9:30 PM–11:00 PM
1977, USA, David Lynch, 89 min.
Introduced by theater director Anne Bogart
Named one of the twenty-five most dangerous films of all time, David Lynch’s feature debut tells the story of Henry Spencer, a hapless factory worker who finds out he is the father of a hideously deformed baby. Shot using a twenty-page script, Lynch creates a haunting, industrial netherworld in which his protagonist (Jack Nance) moves with a mixture of befuddlement and fear as he confronts responsibility, love, loss, and death. The film provides an unforgettable perspective on what it means to have a really bad hair day.
About the Speaker
Anne Bogart is a prolific and award-winning American theater and opera director. She is currently one of the artistic directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She also is a professor at Columbia University, where she runs the graduate directing concentration, and is the author of three books of essays on theater making.
Cabaret Cinema: Emotions/Emoticons
As a companion to the Brainwave series, Cabaret Cinema will screen nine classic films that are driven by nine emotions. Notable introducers will help the audience to understand the importance of the given emotion to the film’s narrative.
Free for members