Mulholland Drive + Man Who Fell to Earth, The

DOUBLE BILL! David Lynch’s beguiling Hollywood-set mystery of two women in a search for answers, plus David Bowie’s sci-fi trip of an alien trapped on Earth.

David Lynch’s 1986 film befuddled audiences when it came out in 2001 and, 20 years on, not much has changed – but it remains a classic, showcasing Naomi Watts in a career-finest performance. A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) is left an amnesiac after a car crash, wandering the streets of Los Angeles in a daze before taking refuge in an apartment. There, she is discovered by Betty (Naomi Watts), a wholesome Midwestern blonde who has come to the City of Angels seeking fame as an actress. Together, the two attempt to solve the mystery of Rita's true identity. Set in a dream-like Los Angeles, the film continues on in surreal fashion much like a dream too, with a dark and twisty plot that unfolds as an erotic and unsettling journey.

David Bowie as you’ve never seen him: a literal alien. Directed by Nicolas Roeg with story by Walter Tevis, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH is the story of one alien who must pose as a human in order to save his home planet. Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry), Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark), a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened. Released in 1976 and ahead of its time, Roeg’s film is a meditation on humans and their culture, and Bowie is sublime.

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Rating R18+
Genre Sci-Fi
Running Time 297
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