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Screen: Special Showings

Wild at Heart and Kalifornia

When: Fri., March 4 2016



If you and your significant other are eager to catch this double feature, you either have terrifying psychological problems or need to put a ring on it. Or both. First up is the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart, based on Barry Gifford's novels about a troubled pair of lovers on the run. Played by Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern, they're pursued by a number of people, including one played by Dern's real-life mother, Diane Ladd, who got an Oscar nomination for her turn. Released the same year Lynch hit the mainstream with Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart includes a really good gun-blast decapitation, Crispin Glover shoving cockroaches in his underwear, and many Elvis and The Wizard of Oz references. It's teamed with the 1993 road trip from hell, Kalifornia, where yuppies David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes travel to research a book on serial killers and make the mistake of picking up a younger couple (Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis) who give them way too much material to work with. (By the way, there's an unpublished comics adaptation by Duncan Fegredo you can read on his website.) Celebrate your love with violence and murder! On screen, anyway. —Zack Smith

CAROLINA THEATRE, DURHAM 7 p.m., $9, www.carolinatheatre.org

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