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Lynch’s bleary and bewitching vision of Tinsel Town is defined by his deep empathy for his two female leads, whose bond—with all its frustration, eroticism, chemistry, blending, bleeding, and explosive desire—spans the feeling of cinema itself, conjured as much out of a nightmare as a dream.
Contemporary critics may have all but ignored what was going on between Hitchcock's Leopold and Loeb–like killers in favor of fixating on its form—a movie told in real time through extended shots and invisible cuts—modern audiences can revel in the simmering erotic tension between Granger and Dall.
Queer Cinema, Top to Bottom
May 19–July 2, 2023
To mark the release of The Queer Film Guide: 100 Films That Tell LGBTQIA+ Stories, author and critic Kyle Turner has guest programmed a selection of films that epitomize the complex, contradictory, and compelling ways queerness finds itself as code, language, or point of view.