February is a bit of a miserable time of year. Grey and miserable, too long since the Xmas holidays, Valentines day appears in the middle just to poke fun at the single and the alone.
So what better way to spend the weary hours emmersing yourself in the surreal, noir and deliciously bizarre world of David Lynch? Throughout the month the British Film Institute will be screening all of his films, plus his early short films and a couple of talks on the great man and his work, as part of their ‘David Lynch: A Reputation Precedes…’ program.. I, for one, have never seen any Lynch films in a cinema, and I think it’d be quite a treat.
And if that isn’t enough, there’s Lynchian Cabaret extravaganza, the Double R Club, at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on February 16th. I’ve never actually been, but I hear great things and I have high hopes that it will be sinister and seductive. I’m thinking a bit of a cross of the spooky club with they go to in Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks’s red room.