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Out of the Cage: Wild at Heart (1990)

Opens on May 12

Director: David Lynch Run Time: 125 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1990

Starring: Crispin Glover, J.E. Freeman, Laura Dern, Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish

About the film:

Palme d’Or winner at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival

“David Lynch’s endlessly quotable “Wild at Heart” features one of the most iconic couples in all of cinema”


Sailor (Nicolas Cage) and Lula (Laura Dern) are two lovers struggling to remain together even when fate seems intent on keeping them apart. In this case, fate is Lula’s mother, Marietta Fortune; a desperate woman who hates Sailor and will do anything to keep him away from her daughter. After Sailor is released from prison for murdering a man in self-defense, he and Lula embark on a sex-filled, rocking road trip, aware all the time that they are being hunted by Marietta’s cronies.

This cinematic adaptation of Barry Gifford’s novel of the same name features memorable performances from a stellar cast. For her performance as Marietta, Diane Ladd was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

About the filmmaker:

David Lynch is an American filmmaker, painter, visual artist, musician, and writer. A recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and the César Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival.

His acclaimed feature films – Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Lost Highway (1997), The Straight Story (1999), Mulholland Drive (2001), and Inland Empire (2006)are characterized by his signature dream imagery and meticulous sound design. Lynch creates surrealist (and often bizarre) films that stay with you long after the screen goes black.

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