Glasgow Film Theatre introduces year-round CineMasters sessions

Following their success at the Glasgow Film Festival, regular Cinemasters are now available monthly

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Glasgow Film Theatre introduces year-round CineMasters sessions

David Lynch

One of the most popular strands of Glasgow Film Festival will now be available to enjoy year-round at Glasgow Film Theatre.

The CineMasters sessions celebrate the work of the most influential filmmakers from across the world. At Glasgow Film Festival this year, works by François Ozon, Paul Verhoeven, Werner Herzog, Terrence Malick and Lav Diack were explored and honoured.

In March, Martin Scorsese took on the CineMaster mantle, with films like Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Hugo, and The King of Comedy being shown and dissected throughout the month. The next strand, which runs in April and May, will focus on movie trailblazer David Lynch, in anticipation – and celebration – of the return of his cult TV hit, Twin Peaks, in May.

Some Lynch masterpieces to look out for include The Elephant Man (Sun 9–Tue 11 Apr), Eraserhead (Fri 14–Sun 16 Apr), Wild at Heart (Sun 23–Tue 25 Apr), and Mulholland Drive (Sun 30 Apr–Tue 2 May).

Programme Manager at Glasgow Film Theatre, Sean Greenhorn, says: 'CineMasters is an important element to Glasgow Film Festival, as we celebrate the work these legendary filmmakers have contributed to the history of cinema, and we are delighted to expand this into our regular, year-round programming.'

Mulholland Drive

  • 4 stars
  • 2001
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Written by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Robert Forster

Given the troubled production history of Lynch's nightmare noir – it was originally a pilot for a US television series which was cancelled – it's nothing short of miraculous that Mulholland Drive shines with the filmmaker's idiosyncratic brilliance. Although set in the present day (albeit with retro styling), Lynch draws…

Eraserhead

  • 1976
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Written by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jeanne Bates

You may never eat jelly babies again after the repellent but compelling tale of Henry, his haircut, his girlfriend, his strange offspring and a sizeable quantity of pus. Disturbing stuff, mercifully filmed in black and white.

Wild At Heart

  • 1990
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Written by: Barry Gifford (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton

Cage and Dern are the energetic young lovers on the run, pursued by ultra-strange hitman Dafoe on a sometimes comic, sometimes disturbing, trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard of Oz.

The Elephant Man

  • 4 stars
  • 1980
  • US
  • 124 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller

Moving story of real-life Victorian freak John Merrick, brilliantly played by Hurt under a grotesque make-up job, and his appalling mistreatment by society before he finally received the medical attention he deserved. Fascinating period detail and rich monochrome cinematography make this a real treat from a slightly…

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