Eraserhead

Eraserhead

A FILM BY: David Lynch
WRITTEN BY: David Lynch
STARRING: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph

Pre-show by Daniel Knox begins 20m before showtime.

In a highly industrialized and somewhat stark alternate reality, Henry learns from the beautiful woman that lives across the hall from him that he has been invited to dinner at the home of Mary and her parents, which surprises him as he has never met Mary's parents and wasn't even sure that he and Mary were still dating or a couple. At the dinner, Henry will learn that there is an ulterior motive to the invitation: Mary has just given birth and her mother expects Henry to marry her daughter. Despite the offspring's premature arrival, Henry initially doesn't believe the baby is his as the math just doesn't compute. Regardless, Mary and the baby move into Henry's small apartment with him. Unable to endure the baby's incessant crying, Mary abandons them, leaving Henry to care for the baby on his own, he unsure if only temporarily or for good. In their solitude, Henry begins to have visions - unclear if they are reality or hallucinations - which point to the possibility that the baby is biologically his, but that perhaps that the world in which they live is controlled by otherworldly forces.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1977
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 89 mins
Format: 35mm