CELBRATING THE BEST OF DAVID LYNCH

CELBRATING THE BEST OF DAVID LYNCH

The AFI Silver Theatre in Maryland is the latest theatre to offer up a dig through the back catalogue of David Lynch.

Described by Pauline Kael as "the first populist surrealist — a Frank Capra of dream logic," David Lynch has forged a singular path through American filmmaking. Although it took many years to complete, Lynch began his first feature film ERASERHEAD while attending the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. This groundbreaking film, which he directed, wrote and produced, became an instant cult classic. Lynch followed this success with THE ELEPHANT MAN and received his first Oscar® nomination for Best Director. Next, with BLUE VELVET, Lynch masterfully blended elements of a nostalgic American pastoral with film noir's urban anomie, plus an occasional touch of kinkiness more typically found in the grindhouse. This has since come to be regarded as the filmmaker's signature style, and the film earned Lynch his second Oscar® nomination for Best Director. WILD AT HEART, the network television sensation TWIN PEAKS and its tricky film prequel TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME as well as LOST HIGHWAY and MULHOLLAND DR. — recently recognized as the best film of the 2000s by Film Comment, and of the 21st century in a BBC poll — all capitalized on his favorite themes: memory, identity and duality.

Lynch's fearless, intensely personal quest has resulted in a body of work that audiences around the world are richer for having seen: strange and beautiful films that are thought-provoking and at times awe-inspiring. With the much-anticipated third season of TWIN PEAKS about to debut on Showtime, the time is ripe to revisit some of Lynch's greatest films on the big screen.

SCREENINGS:

BLUE VELVET (1986)
Friday, June 23rd 9:15pm
Saturday, June 24th 10:15pm
Sunday, June 25th 9:15pm
Monday, June 26th 9:15pm
Tuesday, June 27th 9:15pm
Thursday, June 29th 9:15pm

DAVID LYNCH - THE ART LIFE (2017)
Monday, June 12th 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 13th 9:30pm


THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
Sunday, June 25th 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 28th 7:00pm

ERASERHEAD (1977)
Friday, May 12th 9:30pm
Saturday, May 13th 9:45pm
Sunday, May 14th 9:30pm
Monday, May 15th 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 17th 9:30pm

LOST HIGHWAY (1977)
Sunday, July 02nd 9:45pm
Monday, July 03rd 9:45pm
Thursday, July 06th 9:45pm

MULHOLLAND DR. (2001)
Friday, June 30th 9:15pm
Saturday, July 1st 9:15pm
Sunday, July 2nd 6:45pm
Monday, July 3rd, 6:45pm
Thursday, July 6th, 6:45pm

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992)
Friday, May 19th 1:30pm & 9:15pm
Monday, May 22nd 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 24th 9:30pm

WILD AT HEART (1990)
Friday, May 26th 10pm
Sunday, May 28th 09pm
Wednesday, May 31st 9:35pm
Thursday, June 01st 9pm

Program notes by AFI Silver

GEORGE 'OO7' LAZENBY IN PERSON AT CINEFAMILY

GEORGE 'OO7' LAZENBY IN PERSON AT CINEFAMILY

RESERVOIR DOGS: NEW 35MM PRINT AT FILM FORUM

RESERVOIR DOGS: NEW 35MM PRINT AT FILM FORUM