Join us for another season of cult cinema classics, screened deep within the Redcliffe Caves – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Venture underground into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, themed like a military bunker specially for the occasion. Treat yourself to a beer onsite from our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing, and forget the outside world for a couple of hours…
We’re delighted to be screening David Lynch’s neo-noir mystery Mulholland Drive – the Caves are the perfect venue pairing for Lynch’s dark surrealism.
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Aspiring actress Betty (Naomi Watts) moves to Los Angeles to seek out her fame and fortune, when she chances upon a car crash survivor with amnesia who assumes the name Rita. Together, the women work to uncover Rita’s true identity, which leads them on a quest across the city, interspersed with dreamlike encounters that challenge the boundaries of reality.
Starring: Naomi Watts | Laura Elena Harring | Justin Theroux | Ann Miller | Robert Forster
Director: David Lynch
Screenplay: David Lynch
Producer: Neal Edelstein | Tony Krantz | Michael Polaire | Alain Sarde | Mary Sweeney
THEY SAY: “The best film of the century so far […] There is something endlessly fascinating about a film that prioritises questions over answers, stretching our expectations of what cinema can achieve while scene by scene also providing a richly fulfilling experience. Perhaps the biggest mystery of all is how on earth Lynch pulled it off.” – Luke Buckmaster, BBC Culture, 2016
WE SAY: David Lynch has been delighting and confounding audiences in equal measure ever since Eraserhead but it is with this film – which effectively launched Naomi Watts’ career – that he truly comes into his element. Fans of Twin Peaks will be especially delighted by a turn from Michael J. Anderson (The Man From Another Place) and another evocative score from Angelo Badalamenti. Whatever your thoughts on it, you’ll be thinking about Mulholland Drive for weeks to come.