A Celebration of David Lynch @ Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Posted September 8th, 2014 at 8:44 am.

A series of screenings of David Lynch’s most prominent work including The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholand Drive with an evening of conversation with the artist, moderated by film critic Carrie Rickey. (An Evening with David Lynch)

This series 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.

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.

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