Eyeshadow: Lost Highway + Donna Blue
First a film, then a live performance: each month Eyeshadow combines a solid classic with happening bands. In David Lynch’s Lost Highway reality jars into fantasy, or is it the other way round? Take that dark trip along the lost highway, highlighted only by identity swaps. Followed by a show by Donna Blue, a band that likes to be inspired by the sultry and dark mood of David Lynch’s films.
“Film noir to the max”: according to walking film encyclopaedia Martin Koolhoven Lost Highway was adapted from Robert Aldrich”s noir classic Kiss Me Deadly, though featuring even more fatal women and mysterious events than the original.
parallel identity crisis
Lynch described his tale of a two-timing jazz musician (Bill Pullman) who is suspected of having murdered his wife as a “graphic investigation into parallel identity crisis in a world where time is dangerously out of control”. In addition to Pullman the cast includes Patricia Arquette and former punk rock band Black Flag”s lead singer Henry Rollins in a supporting role.
sultry and dark indie pop
Donna Blue will perform after the film. Bart & Danique convey the dark mood of Lynch”s films into sultry indie pop, influenced by a strong dose of sixties yé-yé and old Hollywood romance – perfect for rehearsing your slow dance moves!
Eyeshadow is a monthly series on Saturday night featuring cool, offbeat and thrilling films, live performances and drinks at the bar. Each edition starts with a film screening, followed by a performance. Every month Eyeshadow selects a high-profile modern classic with a striking soundtrack. After the film screening, a live band plays music that connects with the film.