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  • Sunday, August 21

    7 PM (134 mins)


Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

  • Introduction

    Director of programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center


Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, Moira Kelly, Ray Wise,

Lynch’s prequel to his cult television show Twin Peaks baffled most critics and audiences on its 1992 premiere, yet its fixation on small-town life, perversity, and crap interior decorating has only grown in stature; the Village Voice termed it “Lynch’s masterpiece.” Set in the week preceding the murder of Laura Palmer, the film opens with a similar murder case, before discarding it down a (literal) hole and starting again. (“We live inside a dream,” a character says, as if by explanation). “Its as if the time Lynch spent in the Twin Peaks cosmos allowed him to reduce this story to its essentials . . . pain and sorrow” (Dennis Lim).

Jason Sanders