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.
“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