Film Feels Curious x SCREEN/PRINT: Eraserhead

BBFC RatingFilm Feels Curious x SCREEN/PRINT: Eraserhead

Showing: 07 July 2022

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Thu 7 Jul 2022

Certificate18
Year1977
GenreFantasy, Horror
DirectorDavid Lynch
WritersDavid Lynch
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 29MINS
SeasonFilm Feels Curious

A dream of dark and troubling things… David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty.

Henry (Jack Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him.

Things take a decidedly strange turn when the couple's baby turns out to be a bizarre lizard-like creature that won't stop wailing. Other characters, including a disfigured lady who lives inside a radiator, inhabit the building and add to Henry's troubles.

With its mesmerising black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film. 4K digital restoration, supervised by director David Lynch.

Part of the Naughton Gallery’s SCREEN/PRINT series in collaboration with UsFolk, featuring free posters by illustrator Cathal Duane.

This screening is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk.

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