Chances are that if you're going to the weeklong retrospective of the films of David Lynch, you already know his work — but even if you're not that familiar, it's a great place to start. Reasonably inspired double-bills of his oeuvre — a French word meaning “huge at Cannes but a mystery to Hollywood” — screen every night for the next seven days. Eraserhead (1977, with music by Lynch, augmented by the sad strangeness of late New Wave Theater host Peter Ivers' song “In Heaven”) and The Elephant Man (1980); Blue Velvet (1986) and The Straight Story (1999; for which dying star Richard Farnsworth lost out to Kevin Spacey for that year's Oscar); Lost Highway (1997) and Mulholland Drive (2001); finishing with his most recent film, Inland Empire (2006). Sadly, no screenings of Dune or Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and no screenings of his short films (which he creates more frequently than his feature-length offerings), but that's where you finish the fine work the New Beverly started and seek out the underrated and obscure sides of David Lynch, an artist who loves coffee, surrealism and the weather equally. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd.; Fri., May 25, 7:30 p.m., $8. (323) 938-4038,

May 25-June 1, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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