2018 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection
Join us for our David Lynch Double Feature Friday Aug. 17 - Two attendees will receive a special door prize!
Written, produced and directed by David Lynch during his time as a student at the American Film Institute, Eraserhead early on gained notoriety as a midnight movie with multi-year engagements at arthouse venues in cities ranging from Los Angeles to New York.
The obscure plot focuses on factory worker Henry Spencer (John Nance) who resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him. Things take a decidedly strange turn when the couple's baby turns out to be a bizarre lizard-like creature that won't stop wailing. Other characters, including a disfigured lady who lives inside a radiator, inhabit the building and add to Henry's troubles.
Met with decidely mixed reviews at the time of its 1977 release, Eraserhead has since emerged as a critically acclaimed visual tour de force. Writing on the occasion of the film's thirtieth anniversary, Nathan Lee of the Village Voice declared it "a masterpiece of texture, a feat of artisanal attention, an ingenious assemblage of damp, dust, rock, wood, hair, flesh, metal, and ooze."
Duration: 89 mins. | Rating: R
Sci Fi Festival Passes
Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy an exclusive Festival pass and save! Pass holders receive access to festival screenings on a space available basis including the August 8 Reel Science. A special discount is offered to the August 23 Reel Eats event. Passes are not transferable.
$30 Adult / $25 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)
Add $25 to either pass level for the August 23 Reel Eats screening of Blade Runner.
OMSI members receive $3 off any pass option.