FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS DAVID LYNCH REVISITED: A RETROSPECTIVE FILM SERIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS VISUAL ART EXHIBITION DAVID LYNCH: THE UNIFIED FIELD.
In addition to screening the entire filmography, PFS will host the first public event, a conversation with David Lynch, as well as a tribute to the acclaimed director during 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival.
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) July 30, 2014 – 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.
A range of public programs will accompany the exhibition, including collaborations with the Philadelphia-area film community. Click here to learn more.
“David Lynch is one of my personal favorite filmmakers, with a constant, unique vision that always delivers challenging, thought-provoking and unforgettable work,” said PFS Executive Director, Andrew Greenblatt. “PFS has long sought to showcase his talents with a full retrospective, and we are tremendously excited to be doing so now, alongside the visual art exhibition at PAFA and through the generous support of the Wyncote Foundation.”
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.
DAVID LYNCH REVISITED: A Retrospective Film Series – Schedule
September 3 – Eraserhead
September 10 – Conversation with David Lynch followed by screening of Lost Highway
September 17 – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
September 24 – Inland Empire
October 1 – FILM TBA
October 9 – Elephant Man, Free Outdoor Screening at the PHS Pop-Up Garden, 1438 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146.
October 16-26 – ‘From the Vaults’ at the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival celebrates David Lynch. Films include Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story & Mulholland Drive. More information to be announced.
TICKET & LOCATION INFORMATION
Retrospective Pass – Access to entire series – $60 General Admission//$50 Members
Conversation with David Lynch & Lost Highway Screening – $25 General Admission//$20 Members
Individual Film Tickets- $7 General Admission//$5 Members
All tickets can be purchased online at www.filmadelphia.org/event or in-person at the PFS Roxy Theater Box Office, 2023 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA, 19103.
For more information about the Philadelphia Film Society and its programs, visit www.filmadelphia.org.
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ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY
Philadelphia Film Society is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization with a mission to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the PFS Theater at the Roxy, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change. For more information, visit www.filmadelphia.org
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