Film - Feature | January 11 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Four decades later, Lynchs debut feature, a self-described dream of dark and troubling things, remains a work of queasy genius. Eraserhead is the story of Henry, cursed with an innocence bordering on retardation, and a lonely life in a box-like apartment. Henry, however, does have a girlfriend, and she is in a family way. Their life together is filled with substanceevery rubbery, nauseating substance one could imagineand Baby makes just one more, a genuine horror that only a parent could love. Eraserhead is not for the squeamish, precisely because every image (and sound) evoked is somehow all too familiar.
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