This Documentary Explores America Through the Lynchian Prism
A damn fine documentary.
With the long-awaited third season of Twin Peaks well underway, a new documentary on its co-writer and director, David Lynch, has surfaced today on YouTube. David Lynch: Surrealist of Americana explores the cinematic icon’s place within twentieth and twenty-first century film and his contribution — through films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive — to the way we perceive America today.
With “Lynchian” now a byword for surreal, dreamlike worlds that seem at once entirely familiar and powerfully strange — what the nine-minute documentary, posted by ScreenPrism, calls a mixture of the “mundane and the macabre” — the film provides a brief but fascinating insight into American life through the “relentlessly individual” prism of a singular director.
Listen here to Flying Lotus’ reworking of the unmistakable Twin Peaks theme and read about how the Lynchian influence has crept its way into fashion.