If one thing is certain about David Lynch, it’s that he likes to confound expectations. Whether it’s directing nail polish ads, creating increasingly bizarre music, designing luxury activewear, or promoting his line of organic coffee, you’re never quite sure what the hell he’s up to next, with one exception: he’s probably not directing a new movie.
But wait. Back in 2011, Lynch shot a concert film for Duran Duran, capturing a gig at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles to promote their then-current album All You Need is Now. And now Rolling Stone reports that we’ll get to see that film, for one night only, in one of those beamed-into-theaters-via-satellite situations.
No one’s quite sure why it took three years for the movie to make it to screens, but no matter; according to RS, the two-hour, 19-song set is augmented by “Lynch’s singular style, as the director superimposes images of his interpretation of the band’s lyrics over footage of the group onstage,” and that his flourishes include “wisps of smoke and fire and dead animals superimposed over the band.” Okey dokey!
Here’s the teaser:
Lynch’s Duran Duran Unstaged will show in more than 300 theaters on Wednesday, September 10, via Screenvision. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at the Screenvision site.