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    In advance of the continuation of David Lynch’s cult series Twin Peaks, premiering on television this May, the Texas Theatre, in Dallas, presents a screening of his debut feature, Eraserhead. Made on a shoestring budget, this midnight-movie favorite takes a surreal journey into the wildly coiffured head of Henry Spencer (frequent Lynch collaborator Jack Nance), an enigmatic loner who learns that his girlfriend has given birth to a monstrously deformed baby. As the film moves between the cramped quarters of Henry’s apartment and the eerie streets of an industrial city, its stark, disquieting style anticipates the cinematic oddities that would come to define the director’s career.

    Lynch lovers in Dallas can catch Eraserhead when it screens this Saturday. For a closer look at the film’s cinematography, watch the below video, in which Frederick Elmes discusses his innovative use of high-contrast black and white.


  • By Michael Brakemeyer
    January 13, 2017
    08:33 AM

    Would be great to experience this in 35mm with an audience again. Bring it to St. Louis, please!
  • By Larry G.
    January 16, 2017
    08:52 AM

    Lynch's surrealist masterpiece screened at the same theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested! You can't beat that!
  • By Sal U. Lloyd
    January 17, 2017
    03:30 PM

    I don't know much about cinematography, but didn't Italian cinematographer Marcello Gatti use high-contrast b & w on The Battle of Algiers TEN YEARS EARLIER???