Directed by David Lynch (USA, 1992, 135 min.). Digital.

The bone-chilling prequel to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks series offers a feast of new information about Laura Palmer’s secret life and the week leading up to her murder. As she is increasingly tormented by the demonic Bob, Laura (Sheryl Lee) begins to spin out of control, sabotaging her most wholesome relationships and sinking ever deeper into an inferno of drugs and sexual violence. Meanwhile, FBI officials played by Lynch, Chris Isaak and Kyle MacLachlan investigate the murder of Teresa Banks, a teenage girl who might be linked to Laura’s tormentor. Stanton has a brief but memorable turn as Carl Rodd, the cantankerous owner of the trailer park where Teresa lived—a role he reprises beautifully in the latest season of Twin Peaks. Whether you’re a superfan or a Twin Peaks newbie, this quintessential piece of Lynch’s universe is worth experiencing on the big screen. Presented on a restored DCP from Criterion.

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