If you’re in a band, and David Lynch agrees to collaborate with you, the first rule is that you don’t ask questions. In the case of Interpol, who hoped Lynch would create some visuals for their Coachella show last April, Lynch offered up a sketch of a funny-looking long-nosed creature hitting a red button. He called his creation “I Touch a Red Button Man.” Wisely, the band went with it, and the bizarre lo-fi animated short to accompany their song “Lights” was born. At IFC’s Movie Night With Interpol, drummer Sam Fogarino introduces the video, which is certainly the envy of all other bands, as well as a screening of Lynch’s 1990 Cannes-winning Wild at Heart, starring Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage as young lovers on the lam. A Q&A with Fogarino will follow.
Thu., April 5, 8 p.m., 2012