Sunday, August 13 | 2 pm
Bridging the gap between David Lynch’s early work as a painter and his future filmmaking career, this program of six newly restored short films—“Six Men Getting Sick” (1967), “The Alphabet” (1968), “The Grandmother” (1970), “The Amputee, Version 1 and Version 2” (1974), and “Premonitions Following an Evil Deed” (1995)—offers an illuminating primer on Lynchian iconography. Demonstrating an utter disregard for filmmaking conventions, Lynch’s short films combine heavily stylized staged sequences, abstract animation, and sculptural installations in the service of minimal, fable-like narratives that feel both deeply strange and unsettlingly familiar. Abject, haunting, and darkly funny, these works of homegrown folk-surrealism create a new cinematic language for expressing the repressed fears, unconscious desires, and half-remembered dreams that form the basis of Lynch’s singular artistic vision.
Director David Lynch | 1967-1995 | In English | 60 minutes | NR | DCP