Jazz saxophonist Fred Madison finds himself on death row for the murder of his wife after a bizarre incident at a party. However, when he transforms into young mechanic Pete Dayton overnight, the authorities have no choice but to let him go. Pete and Fred’s lives begin to cross-over in a web of intrigue orchestrated by a shady gangster named of Dick Laurent.
Perhaps Lynch’s most elliptical narrative, LOST HIGHWAY is a full-blown waking nightmare from which there is absolutely no escape. Bill Pullman plays Madison, a man on the brink of remembering the trauma which will break him whilst an electric supporting cast (including an outre turn by Robert Blake) populate the landscape with hellish characters.
The experience of watching LOST HIGHWAY is akin to getting lost in a dream in which we have no control; the roads contort and twist into realities unimaginable whilst our crimes and sins continue to hound us at every turn. Set in the twilight of a never-night that won’t ever disappear, this is the film to float in the back of your psyche where it can make itself a forever home.
Sit back, relax and let the master of the otherworld take you on the trip of a lifetime–or maybe a trip you’ve already had many times that you simply cannot remember. Whatever your reality, this is the film for you.
Oh and Dick Laurent is dead.
Director: David Lynch
Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre