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Inland Empire

Saturday, Mar 4 at 5:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. David Lynch. 2006, 180 mins. DCP. With Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Harry Dean Stanton, Julia Ormond. An actress plunges into Hollywood’s seedy underbelly, attempting her comeback in a cursed production. Inland Empire was Lynch’s most surreal and formally audacious feature film since Eraserhead. Written scene by scene during the shooting process, it seems to spring directly from its director’s subconscious. His expressive use of crude digital-video technology lends the film an uncanny veneer of melodrama, exposing the visual lies inherent in the filmmaking art. The film is also amusingly remembered for Lynch’s quixotic campaign to land Dern a Best Actress nomination. Her work is amazing—emotionally voluminous, terrifying, funny, melancholy all at once—but it’s not surprising that this ultimately wasn’t the Academy’s cup of tea. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.