TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME

Director David Lynch
Year 1992
Starring Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Chris Isaacs, Ray Wise
Rating R
Run Time 135min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Screening in 35mm as part of the series The Complete David Lynch!

In this compelling film prequel to the phenomenal TV series, director David Lynch takes us back to the town of damn fine coffee and cherry pie. With the mainstream success of David Lynch's TWIN PEAKS it would have seemed that a feature-length film based on the TV series should have been a slam-dunk success. Instead, FIRE WALK WITH ME was despised when it came out, met with boos at its Cannes premiere and a commercial flop at the box office. But now, two decades later, it stands out as one of Lynch's very best films.

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME is deliberately oblique, even by Lynch standards, asking questions without answers and providing clues to no mystery. Its narrative is split in two, seemingly without reason, a division introduced when our hero is apparently swallowed up by a gaping hole in the center of the picture (a hole he finds beneath a parked RV in America's least inviting trailer park, naturally).

Most gallingly, especially for audiences circa '92, the film is more interested in systematically dismantling the mythos and iconography of TWIN PEAKS than in pandering to the show's fanbase with some feature-length trip down TV-memory lane. But in its own singular, deeply strange way, FIRE WALK WITH ME is a David Lynch masterpiece.

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