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Lynch (One)

Utterly otherworldly
By PEG ALOI  |  December 12, 2007
3.0 3.0 Stars
David Lynch

Filmed while David Lynch was making the inscrutable, haunting Inland Empire, this documentary chronicles the two-year project, which was inspired by photo shoots of Polish factories and friend/actress Laura Dern’s suggestion that he “needed to do something.” Produced by several Scandinavian filmmakers but with no credited director, only “blackANDwhite,” Lynch (one) portrays the famously hermetic Lynch as a passionate, impatient artist, sometimes plagued by self-doubt, but bursting with physical energy: building sets, dyeing costumes, lying on frozen asphalt to direct his actors, chainsmoking while he records his podcast in a dingy LA office. Interviewed by what sound like sycophantic film students, Lynch tells stories of giant desert rabbits and police brutality, describes a French film about a slaughterhouse, praises Transcendental Meditation, and proclaims that he is done with film (that is, celluloid). Non-linear, often surreal, and utterly fascinating, this film offers a an intimate look at the creative process of a man who has brought nightmares and dreams alive in cinema as no one before or since. 82 minutes | Brattle
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