Newly remastered picture and soundtrack supervised by David Lynch, and playing exclusively in theaters.
Materials for this re-release of David Lynch’s 2006 film state the synopsis simply as “A WOMAN IN TROUBLE.” Fair enough. For our nearly complete David Lynch retrospecitve in 2017, we wrote the following: An actress stars in a remake of a cursed film, and every opened door fragments what we understand as The Real. Laura Dern opens the door, stepping through it, and into the infinite.
Read about the unique remastering process undertaken for this release. (PDF)
“INLAND EMPIRE didn’t make a nickel when it came out, so I appreciate you having an interest in it. Now that it’s being re-released it has a new life, a chance.” —David Lynch (April 2022, IndieWire) “The film is simultaneously a playful show business satire, an experimental DV performance art piece, and a haunting murder mystery in which it’s unclear whether or not a murder has even been committed or for what reason. Most of all, it is David Lynch’s love letter to Laura Dern, a brilliant actress whose fearlessness rivals Lynch’s own.” —Jim Hemphill, IndieWire “Lynch might be going the same route as Wong Kar-Wai, which is essentially: this is my film and I’ve changed my mind on the way I want it to look now. That’s heresy and revisionism to some, but maybe it’s just an evolution of the art. Regardless, INLAND EMPIRE is a nightmarish classic of Lynch’s terrifying dream cinema and if you’ve never seen it, you should definitely use this restoration release as a way to correct that.” —Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist