David Lynch Revisited: A Retrospective Film Series

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David Lynch Revisited: A Retrospective Film Series

Date(s) - Thu 10/16 - Sun 10/26
12:00 am

This series is held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts & Supported by the Wyncote Foundation.
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Beginning in September, the Philadelphia Film Society will host a two-month film series celebrating the acclaimed works of director David Lynch. Through moderated discussions and in-depth conversations, PFS will explore the director’s filmography, ending with a Focus on David Lynch during the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival in October 2014. The series will be highlighted with a one-time, on-stage conversation between Lynch and American journalist Kristine McKenna. The appearance will take place at the Prince Music Theater on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, followed by a screening of Lost Highway. All screening in this series, with the exception of the free outdoor screening of The Elephant Man on October 9th, will take place at the Prince Music Theater and be shown on 35mm, as they were originally films and presented.

David Lynch Revisited: A Retrospective is made possible through the generous support of the Wyncote Foundation and is presented in conjunction with David Lynch: The Unified Field at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the first major U.S. museum exhibition of PAFA alumnus David Lynch, on view from September 13, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition features over 90 paintings and drawings from all periods of Lynch’s career. It includes rarely-seen early work from Lynch’s time in Philadelphia (1965-70), a critical period in his creative development. Follow @PAFAcademy on social media and join the conversation with #PAFADavidLynch.

Film Schedule:
September 3rdEraserhead
September 10th – Conversation with David Lynch followed by screening of ‘Lost Highway
September 17thTwin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
September 24thInland Empire
October 1st - Dune
October 9thElephant Man – FREE Outdoor Screening at the PHS Pop-Up Garden (1438 South St.)
October 16-26 – ‘From the Vaults’ at the Philadelphia Film Festival celebrates David Lynch. Films include Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story & Mulholland Drive. More information to be announced.

Ticket Information:
Retrospective Pass – Access to entire series – $60 General//$50 Members : SOLD OUT
A Conversation with David Lynch & Lost Highway Screening – $25 General Admission//$20 Members : SOLD OUT
Individual Film Tickets – $7 General Admission//$5 Members



A range of public programs will accompany the exhibition, including collaborations with the Philadelphia-area film community. Click here to learn more.

About David Lynch
Since rising to prominence as a film director in the 1980s, David Lynch has consistently proven himself to be one of the most original voices working in movies today. Trained in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Lynch brings an artist’s eye to all of his work, creating a distinct cinematic landscape with surrealistic flourishes that can often disturb or mystify the viewer. Along with his contributions to film (from 1977’s Eraserhead to 2006’s Inland Empire), the endlessly creative Lynch has also left his indelible mark on the world of television with Twin Peaks, a series that maintains a rabid fan base twenty years after its conclusion. Add visual artist, musician, and occasional actor to an already overstuffed résumé, and one can only wonder if there’s anything David Lynch can’t do.