Film Series continues with ‘Wild At Heart’

The Churchill Arts Council’s February film series continues tonight with a screening of “Wild At Heart” at the Oats Park Art Center.

Tickets will go on sale beginning at 6 p.m. in the Center’s Art Bar and the film will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for CAC members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call CAC at 775-423-1440.

The 1990 film was directed by David Lynch, who also wrote the screenplay from a little known novel by Barry Gifford. It stars Nicholas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe and Harry Dean Stanton.

It received both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Diane Ladd) and also won the Grand Prize, the Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

It is the story of two young lovers, Sailor and Lula (Cage and Dern) who go on strange and deranged road trip while on the run from an assortment of weird hit-mean who’ve been hired by Lulu’s psychopathic mother to kill Sailor. While on the run, the duo discover buried truths about each other.

Not your usual kind of romantic road picture, it’s very much in true David Lynch style — like his “Blue Velvet” and the TV series “Twin Peaks” — the film is a kind of satirical, lurid melodrama populated by a cast of over the top personae stalking through a kind of “Wizard of Oz” meeting “Bonnie & Clyde” parody.

The film series will conclude on Feb. 20 with a screening of “Thelma & Louise” featuring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.

“An Evening With The Arts,” CAC’s annual fundraising dinner and silent auction, is March 7 at the Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras” and in addition to a delicious dinner catered by the Slanted Porch, the event features a silent auction of artwork, weekend getaways and a selection of eclectic items donated by local and regional artists and businesses.

The dinner menu includes herb-crusted beef tenderloin and half lobster tail with salad potatoes and all the ‘fixins’ and bananas foster for desert. An vegetarian entrée of mushroom ravioli is also available.

Tickets which include dinner, wine, admission to the auction and a copy of the catalog at $70 per person, or $80 person for everything and $20 worth of raffle tickets. Seating is limited so you should make your reservations for this social event of the season early. You can call 775-423-1440 for reservations or more information.

Kirk Robertson covers the arts. He may be reached at


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