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Sunday Movie - 1pm at Fènix Cafe (BCP Center) - "Mulholland Drive" (U.S. - 2001)

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This coming Sunday we will screen an American art-house classic - and one of the greatest"thinking person's" films of all time.  Don't try to understand it - just experience it.  This is not a film for those who only like movies with simple themes and obvious messages.  Like life itself, Mulholland Drive is complicated and mysterious.  More info and link to trailer below. 
Our films start at 1:00pm at The Fènix Cafe - which is a restaurant, so please, don't bring outside food and drinks to the event.  Rather, support our film series by patronizing the Cafe, and be sure to say hello to Joy Alexander, the owner of the Fenix Cafe, and Ana, her cook/waitress.  

As usual, food, drinks and popcorn will be available.  Early birds get the comfy sofas, but if you like, you can bring cushions for the hard restaurant chairs, or folding/camp chairs for more comfort. There is no admission charge, but we ask for voluntary donations to support the program and help pay for the video system. 


Below is a list of our films for June.  We will send out details each film the week before the screening. 




  • June 4:  "Mulholland Drive" (U.S. - 2001))


  • June 11:  "Happy People: A Year in the Taiga"  (U.S. - Siberia - 2010)

  • June 18:  "The Rocket" (Australian - Laos - 2013)
  • June 25: Kurosawa's "Dreams" (Japan - 1990)



David Van Harn 
Boquete Film Club Curator 


""Mulholland Drive" (U.S. - 2001)   Rated "R"    Link to trailer 

David Lynch wrote and directed this look at two women who find themselves walking a fine line between truth and deception in the beautiful but dangerous netherworld of Hollywood. A beautiful woman riding in a limousine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles from the wreck with a head wound, and in time makes her way into an apartment with no idea of where or who she is.

From the BBC:  "Mulholland Drive is a brilliant commentary on Hollywood’s machinations
Perhaps it is no coincidence that David Lynch’s mind-bending mystery-drama Mulholland Drive has been named by BBC Culture’s critics’ poll as the best film of the century so far. Its very roots lie in television: the film began as a failed TV pilot and was salvaged into feature-length format." 

"Mulholland Drive’s own troubled history, and the studio politics and power plays depicted by Lynch in the film itself, hardly feel like coincidences. Under its dream-like veneer, Mulholland Drive is a brilliant commentary on Hollywood’s machinations, at least partly informed by its own woes." 


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