Lynch/Oz - Enzian Theater

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The themes, images, and cultural vernacular of Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz continue to haunt David Lynch’s art and filmography—from his very first short, The Alphabet, to his latest series, Twin Peaks: The Return. Arguably, no filmmaker has so consistently drawn inspiration—consciously or unconsciously—from a single work. Is David Lynch trapped in the land of Oz? If so, can we derive a new appreciation for Lynch’s body of work from taking a closer look at how it intersects and communicates with The Wizard of Oz? In turn, do Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, or The Elephant Man have something to say about the enduring resonance of one of America’s most beloved classic movies? Through six distinct perspectives and narrated by some of contemporary cinema’s most exciting voices, LYNCH/OZ will take us down the proverbial rabbit hole, help us 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.

2022, 108 Minutes, USA, Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe

  • “With its impressive array of hundreds of film clips, frenetic editing and whip-smart narrators, ‘Lynch/Oz’ offers an exciting prism through which to view Lynch’s oeuvre.”

  • “Fascinating…’Blue Velvet’ meets the Yellow Brick Road…offers movie lovers a variety of thoughtful and dynamic new ways of seeing Lynch’s work.”

    – Simon Abrams, THE WRAP
  • “’Lynch/Oz’ is cinematic catnip.”

    – Michael Frank, THE FILM STAGE
  • “A must for film nerds.”

  • “So hugely entertaining, especially if you know ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and Lynch’s canon equally well…”

    – Stephen Silver, TILT MAGAZINE
  • “Cleverly weaving in hundreds of clips, filmmaker Alexandre O Philippe finds fascinating parallels everywhere…it's essential viewing for movie fans.”

    – Rich Cline, SHADOWS ON THE WALL
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