Picturehouse at FACT have scheduled a mini-season dedicated to cult American auteur David Lynch this March. The three-film season features the director’s 80s films in reverse, starting with Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern and a terrifying Dennis Hopper in 1986’s small-town shocker, Blue Velvet on 16 March. MacLachlan stars again in Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune (a perfect primer ahead of the release of Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded new version, out later this year) on 23 March. Audiences can then look forward to a 40th anniversary screening of Lynch’s stunning, sad evocation of 1880s London as The Elephant Man screens on 30 March.
Film fans in the Manchester were spoiled last year when MIF feted David Lynch on a grand scale at HOME. FACT’s short season provides Liverpool cinephiles with an opportunity to catch up. Lynch’s films are all singular, surreal and enveloping, but we particularly recommend making an effort to see the rarely-screened Dune on the big screen.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.
Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.