David Lynch’s American neo-noir mystery film tells the story of an aspiring actress (Emily Watts), newly arrived in Los Angeles. The story includes several seemingly unrelated vignettes that eventually connect in unpredictable ways, as well as some surreal and darkly comic scenes and images that relate to the cryptic narrative. Widely regarded as one of Lynch’s finest works, it won him the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival. It shows a view of LA never seen before.
To go alongside his visit to Bristol, his lecture on JG Ballard and Future Cities, and the special preview of High Rise, Will Self has chosen films he admires about Ballard and cities in general.