Athena Cinema To Host David Lynch Film Series

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Jack Nance in David Lynch's Eraserhead

The Athena Cinema has announced a special fall series featuring films directed by David Lynch.

The mini-retrospective "Let's Do Lynch," which starts Sept. 7, is a rare opportunity to see cult favorites like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive on the big screen.

Lynch's films are filled with surreal, often absurd circumstances with some of the most memorable characters in the history of film: Merrick from Eraserhead, the psychopath Frank Booth in Blue Velvet, or Twin Peaks' Special Agent Dale Cooper.  

The late author David Foster Wallace best summed up the genius of David Lynch: “If you think about the outrageous kinds of moral manipulation we suffer at the hands of most contemporary directors…it will be easier to convince you that something in Lynch’s own clinically detached filmmaking is not only refreshing, but redemptive.”

As Lynch himself put it, "This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top."

The Elephant Man kicks off the series on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. with a repeat screening on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Further screenings follow every Sunday and Monday evening through Oct. 27.

The complete series includes The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead.

Admission for the shows will be available one week in advance of each film. Tickets are $6.50 with the exception of Friends of the Athena members, who may purchase tickets for $4.

For more information about "Let's Do Lynch," visit