We're very excited to announce that MUBI will be co-presenting a 35mm screening of David Lynch's much-maligned 1992 masterpiece Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me in New York on February 24 and 25 at 92YTribeca. I—that is, Daniel Kasman—will be presenting the film with my friend Keith Uhlich, critic of Time Out New York and editor of The House Next Door.
Fun fact: 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the film's release.
Morbid fact: February 24 marks the anniversary of the death of Laura Palmer, who is magically called back to life by David Lynch for this feature three years after her dead body was found in the town of Twin Peaks.
Shocking potential fact: We've been trying to figure out the last time Fire Walk with Me played in New York on 35mm and come up with nothing. This means, potentially, this is the first 35mm screening of the film since its theatrical run, twenty years ago. Or at least the first film screening in many a dark moon. If anyone knows specifically, please let me know!
Why are we announcing this so early?: So you have ample time, between now and the screening, to watch the two seasons of Twin Peaks.
My contention: This is absolutely David Lynch's best film.
Don't believe me? Come see it for yourself. We'll discuss afterwards, if we're not all too traumatized! Tickets are selling fast—Friday's first show is already sold out–so get yours as soon as you can.
UPDATE: Saturday show sold out too! Additional showing added at 11pm Friday.