The A.V. Club presents David Lynch’s Dune

Sat, Oct 1st, 2016

The Overlook, The A.V. Club’s ongoing exploration of neglected and misunderstood films, gets a special live edition with David Lynch’s 1984 sci-fi epic Dune.

Prepare yourself for decadent production design, difficult-to-follow interplanetary intrigues, multiple voice-overs, symphonic rock, and Patrick Stewart going into battle with a pug under his arm as we present the flop that changed Lynch’s career—and remains one of the weirdest big-budget blockbuster wannabes ever made. Be forewarned: You might just end up leaving the theater thinking that it’s great.

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The A.V. Club presents David Lynch’s Dune

Sat, Oct 1st



A FILM BY: David Lynch
WRITTEN BY: Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)
STARRING: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Patrick Stewart, Sting

Pre-show by Daniel Knox begins 20m before showtime.

The long-awaited film version of Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction epic, Dune, explodes on the screen with dazzling special effects, unforgettable images and powerful performances. The saga of intergalactic warrior Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) and his messianic rise to leadership features an all-star cast, including Jose Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Oscar-winner Linda Hunt and rock legend, Sting. This monumental Dino DeLaurentiis presentation is directed by David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Eraserhead), with photography by Academy Award-winner Freddie Francis, music by Grammy-winner Toto, and incredible monster creation by E.T.‘s Carlo Rambaldi. Visit an unbelievable world beyond and space, and experience the ultimate adventure that goes beyond the imagination.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1984
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 137 mins
Format: DCP

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3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604