David Lynch Events at PhilaMOCA throughout September


In conjunction with PAFA’s upcoming David Lynch: The Unified Field exhibit, PhilaMOCA will host the Philadelphia Premiere screenings of the new French film THE DREAMLIFE OF DAVID L., a fictionalized account of Lynch’s time spent as a student at PAFA.

THE DREAMLIFE OF DAVID L., is a fictional feature film that takes inspiration from a key point in the life of director David Lynch: the time he spent as a student in a fine arts college.  Initially attracted to painting, David Lynch ends up choosing the medium of film to express his talent.

Far from being an attempt at biography, this film is an imaginary vision with the action taking place today in the era of cell phones and the internet.  The encounters and events that affect a young David L. frequently contain references to the real life director’s film and television work and the film itself is shot like a Lynchian nightmare.

THE DREAMLIFE OF DAVID L. is a dreamlike journey that leads the viewer through the meanderings of an atypical art school that fosters the imagination of the most atypical of film directors.


Official site.


Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 and 10:00 PM

Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 and 10:00 PM

Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 and 10:00 PM

$10 admission, advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/846850

Additional David Lynch events throughout September!


Wednesday, September 3, 7:30, $10 – Video Pirates presents LYNCH 101: A comedic video-based history of Lynch’s film and television career with special guests.

LYNCH 101 is a comedic video history of the film and television career of David Lynch compiled and hosted by PhilaMOCA’s director/curator Eric Bresler. While the program will cover all of his major film and television achievements, it will mainly concentrate on rarities including Lynch’s short films, music videos, commercials, and mainstream coverage of his work. From Japanese coffee-in-a-can commercials starring the cast of TWIN PEAKS to Lynch-shot film festival intros, LYNCH 101 is both a comprehensive introduction for the unfamiliar and a surprise-filled joyride for the die-hard fans.

Featuring special guest speakers: Bob Bruhin (Eraserhood.com), Robert Cozzolino (PAFA), Travis Crawford (Artsploitation Films), Mano Divina (thereminist), Robert Hakalski (visual-machinery.com), Jesse Pires (International House), Duane Swierczynski (novelist), and comedian/Eraserhood Forever host Paul Triggiani.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Video Pirates present LYNCH 101
Doors at 7, Program at 7:30
Admission $10
Advance tickets: http://lynch101.brownpapertickets.com/


Friday, September 12, 9:00, $10 – After party for the opening night of PAFA’s exhbition: NYC’s A PLACE BOTH WONDERFUL AND STRANGE perform a multimedia set based on the recently released deleted scenes from TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME.


Friday, September 27, 7:30 – ERASERHOOD FOREVER 2014: PhilaMOCA’s annual celebration of David Lynch in art, music, and performance, returns for its third year. Details soon.


About Video Pirates:
Video Pirates is Philly’s premiere found footage comedy show, a one-man collective founded by Eric Bresler. Video Pirates has hosted and presented dozens of live programs with work screened at the International House, PhilaMOCA, and L.A.’s Cinefamily. Video Pirates programmed 40 separate events for the 2014 Cinedelphia Film Festival including a feature-length tribute to the career of Pia Zadora.

David Lynch programming is in conjunction with David Lynch: The Unified Field at the PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of PAFA alumnus David Lynch, on view September 13, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition features over 80 paintings and drawings from all periods of Lynch’s career. It includes rarely-seen early work from Lynch’s time in Philadelphia (1965-70), a critical period in his creative development. The William Penn Foundation is the presenting sponsor of David Lynch: The Unified Field. Follow @PAFAcademy on social media and join the conversation with #PAFADavidLynch.

Author: Ryan Silberstein

Ryan spends his days at a company named one of the best to work for in the Philadelphia area, and his nights as a mysterious caped vigilante saving his city from the disease that is crime watching movies. He lives on a diet consisting of film, comic books, experimental beer, black coffee, and those big metal historical markers around town. Follow him on Twitter and Letterboxd.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *