SESSION: Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30pm


American Essentials Film Festival 2017 David Lynch – The Art Life

(2016, dir. Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, w/ David Lynch)

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them." (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.653.653.653.65(IMDB rating)


American Essentials Film Festival 2017: Eraserhead

(1977, dir. David Lynch, w/ Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates)

American Essentials Film Festival 2017: Eraserhead will start at approximately 9:26pm, and finish at approximately 11:01pm.

A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. Henry Spencer is a hapless factory worker on his vacation when he finds out he's the father of a hideously deformed baby. Now living with his unhappy, malcontent girlfriend, the child cries day and night, driving Henry and his girlfriend to near insanity. (IMDB)

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