Thomaston Public Library will host a Saltwater Film Society screening of “Mulholland Drive” Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The library is in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

Termed a surrealist neo-noir, 2001’s “Mulholland Drive” is helmed by cult director David Lynch and stars Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux. Begun as a television pilot, rejected and subsequently finished as a (somewhat) self-contained narrative feature, “Mulholland Drive” is a film ripe with Lynch's signature macabre ambiguity.

Betty Elms (Watts) is an aspiring actress just arrived in Los Angeles. What follows is a not-necessarily-linear tale of mistaken identity, Hollywood intrigue, mobsters and monsters; viewers should look up Lynch's 10 clues to unlocking the film.

For more information about the Saltwater Film Society, visit saltwaterfilmsociety.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.