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Mulholland Drive

Cabaret Cinema - Soundtrack

Friday, September 22, 2017
9:30 PM–11:55 PM

2001, David Lynch, USA, 146 min.

Selected and introduced by Tony-nominated composer and sound director Dave Malloy.

A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) wanders the streets of Los Angeles in a daze, unable to remember anything, after a car crash. She enters an apartment where Betty (Naomi Watts), a wholesome Midwestern girl with Hollywood dreams, discovers her. Together, the two attempt to solve the mystery of Rita’s true identity.

“Lynch’s wild ride through the unconscious is grounded in emotion”¦ You can discover a lot about yourself by getting lost in Mulholland Drive. It grips you like a dream that won’t let go.” —Rolling Stone

Why did you select Mulholland Drive for the Cabaret Cinema: Soundtrack series?

Mulholland Drive is in many ways a film about film and all of its fictions and illusions; the score and sound design explore these themes with some of the most disturbing sounds, drones, and musical sequences in cinema.”

—Dave Malloy

About Cabaret Cinema: Soundtrack

You can probably name the best movie you’ve seen, but what about the best movie you’ve heard? It might be your favorite because of its sound effects, sound engineering, score, or another element of the audio experience. Watch—and hear—a series of films that caught the ear of notable New Yorkers.


About the Introducer

Dave Malloy is a composer, writer, performer, orchestrator, and sound designer. His shows include Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (12 Tony nominations, including best musical, score, book, and orchestrations); Ghost Quartet; Preludes; Black Wizard/Blue Wizard; Three Pianos; All Hands; Beardo; Beowulf—A Thousand Years of Baggage; The Sewers; Sandwich; Clown Bible; and (The 99-cent) Miss Saigon. He is the winner of two Obie Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, an ASCAP New Horizons Award, and a Jonathan Larson Grant. Future projects include adaptations of Moby-Dick and Shakespeare’s Henriad. He lives in Brooklyn.

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