The film is the first Web-borne project included in the museum's Contenders Series selected by MoMA as the best of 2013, Rajendra Roy, chief film curator at MoMA, said in his opening comments.
"Let's keep it real: How many of you are here to see a great David Lynch film and how many are here to see Duran Duran on that stage?" Roy asked to applause from the crowd.
Not only were all four official members of Duran on hand for the event, but Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor were there to also take part in a Q&A session after the screening.
During the spirited Q&A, the band members were peppered with questions about working with Lynch and others. One audience member even got a group hug from the band.
The band members arrived with loved ones in tow: John Taylor brought his wife, Juicy Couture founder Gela Nash Taylor, and daughter, Atlanta De Cadenet Taylor, while Rhodes' girlfriend, Nefer Suvio, also was there.
Also in attendance was Blondie's Debbie Harry.