With their tantalizing surrealism and dark underbelly, David Lynch’s films feel tailor-made for a retrospective, far more than the portfolios of Lynch’s peers. The soft-spoken filmmaker’s occasionally confounding brain-twisters fall on best-of lists (and, sometimes, worst-of lists) and practically demand multiple viewings. The latest exhibition of Lynch’s more challenging titles (the G-rated The Straight Story is surely the most accessible) is currently playing at L.A.’s legendary New Beverly Cinema, with Lost Highway and the remarkable Mulholland Drive playing today, the 180-minute cut of Inland Empire playing later in the week, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me wrapping it up Saturday at midnight.
To celebrate, pop culture “geek artist” Todd Spence has created an original poster for the New Beverly, a dreamy, slightly frightening, completely appropriate image.
Interested in your own print? Yeah, me too. You can purchase Spence’s work (check out his oddly heroic Mad Max piece) at Todd Spence’s tumblr site. And if you want to attend one of the David Lynch screenings, you can see the New Beverly schedule right here.