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David Lynch in Conversation

Tue, Apr 29, 2014
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David Lynch in Conversation
With Paul Holdengräber

"I'm walking down the street. There are people in the street. There is someone you fancy. And you turn the corner. And there she is. No two ways about it. She is the idea. You are in love. And she is the story."
—David Lynch

David Lynch—the mastermind behind The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive (each of which garnered him an Oscar nomination for Best Director) and the legendary television series Twin Peaks—makes a rare public appearance at BAM. The visionary filmmaker discusses his many passions, including painting, music, Transcendental Meditation, and, of course, film, and shares stories about his creative process in this conversation with New York Public Library’s director of public programs Paul Holdengräber.

David Lynch

David Lynch is perhaps best known for his surrealist films, but he is also a prolific visual and musical artist whose boundless creativity spills over into the realms of painting, photography, songwriting, and more. Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director as well as the Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival and France's Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Paul Holdengräber

Paul Holdengräber, founder and director of LIVE from The New York Public Library, is a seasoned interviewer, known for encouraging his guests to step outside their areas of specialization and into wider-reaching discussions. His programs have become known worldwide for providing a forum in which audiences can engage with some of the world's most influential public figures. He last spoke at BAM with David Lynch in April 2014.

Photo: Jocelyn Chase