DAVID LYNCH: SHORT FILMS

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First show: April 30

Six Men Getting Sick

Before he was a filmmaker, David Lynch was an art student, a painter. His film work grew out of painting, not cinephilia, and his first film, Six Men Getting Sick (1967) is in a very real sense, a “motion picture”. Lynch’s early shorts are fascinating because they’re not indebted to conventional movies. They are explorations of shape and light, texture, form and sound, and they open up the first crack into the feverish anxieties, the abiding sense of dread and disgust that runs as a malevolent undercurrent throughout Lynch’s cinema.

The Alphabet

The six films in this program span from 1967 to 1974, plus a one-minute film from 1996 (Premonitions Following An Evil Dead):

SIX MEN GETTING SICK – 4 min

THE ALPHABET – 4 min

THE GRANDMOTHER – 34 min

THE AMPUTEE (V. 1) – 5 min

THE AMPUTEE (V. 2) – 4 min

PREMONITIONS FOLLOWING AN EVIL DEED – 1 min

“For me, it was like sitting for about 45 minutes in the electric chair! It was a shock…” Jack Nance on watching The Grandmother for the first time.

Also playing:

DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE – Fri, 4/28 – Thurs, 5/11

ERASERHEAD – Fri, 4/28 @ 9pm & Wed 5/3 @ 10:30pm

MULHOLLAND DR. (35mm) – Sat, 4/29 & Mon, 5/1 @ 9pm

RABBITS + INDUSTRIAL SYMPHONY NO.1 – Thurs, 5/4 @ 9pm

FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR ROXIE MEMBERS

 

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