Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch
June 16–July 6, 2023
Celebrate the iconic and distinctive filmography of director David Lynch with this showcase of all of his features as well as shorts. The series kicks off on June 16 with the Seattle premiere of LYNCH/OZ, a new documentary diving into his long-standing obsessions with The Wizard of Oz.
Series Pass: $100 | $80 Members
Pass provides access to all in-person Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch screenings, June 16–July 6 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.
One of the most iconic and prolific American filmmakers, David Lynch has made his mark on the world. His contribution to the realm of surrealism is second to none. His contorted visions often come face to face with a deep humanity that seeps into each of his films, expressing his deep understanding of the human condition. As a result, Lynch is able to warp our own perception of humanity, bending it to his will. Leaving most audiences disoriented and bewildered, Lynch understands the questions we don’t want to ask ourselves, and puts them on screen. Kicking off on June 16 with the Seattle Premiere of LYNCH/OZ—a new documentary diving into the directors long-standing obsession with The Wizard of Oz—comes a series celebrating the director’s filmography. Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch reflects Lynch’s obsession with the dream realm and reality, or the lackthereof. Showcasing all of the director's features as well as shorts, we’re pleased to usher you into the surreal and ethereal world of David Lynch.
USA | 2023 | 108 min. | Alexandre O. Philippe
June 16 - 29, 2023
Through six distinct perspectives and narrated by some of contemporary cinema’s most exciting voices, LYNCH/OZ helps re-experience and re-interpret The Wizard of Oz by way of David Lynch, to deliver a whole new appreciation for Lynch’s symbolism through the lens of his greatest influence.
USA | 1990 | 125 min. | David Lynch
June 23 - July 3, 2023
David Lynch directs this hallucinatory crime thriller about runaway convicts and forbidden love, blending elements of The Wizard of Oz and Elvis Presley fetishism with an eclectic, intense soundtrack. Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern star as Sailor and Lula, two lovers who know in their hearts that “this whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.”