Mel Brooks, David Lynch Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Commencement

By | Wednesday June 13, 2012 @ 5:25pm PDT
Pete Hammond

June is  the season for graduations around the nation and the American Film Institute is no different. After handing out their 40th Life Achievement Award less than a week ago to Shirley MacLaine today the focus was on those just embarking on a … Read More »

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AFI Degrees To Mel Brooks & David Lynch

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 6:33pm PDT

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 29, 2012 – The American Film

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Welcome To David Lynch’s Video Nightmare

By | Tuesday April 3, 2012 @ 6:55am PDT
Mike Fleming

While David Lynch hasn’t brought his surreal style to a feature film since 2006′s Inland Empire, the Eraserhead helmer appears to be in peak form here with Crazy Clown Time, a video he directed for the title track off his debut solo album. Lynch, who has often … Read More »

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Film School Diplomacy: State Dept., USC Select Movies For U.S. Outreach Initiative

By | Thursday February 9, 2012 @ 10:51pm PST

The U.S. State Department and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts selected 29 films for an international cultural outreach initiative dubbed the “American Film Showcase.” The worldwide series of events, also in conjunction with Film Independent and the International Documentary Association will feature documentaries, narratives, animated shorts and more. The showcase is an extension of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s concept of “smart power diplomacy.” The idea is to showcase U.S. ideals through a range of soft diplomatic tools that “reflect diversity” in contemporary American life.

In addition to screening the 29 films to overseas audiences, the program will involve filmmakers and experts who will participate in lectures, master classes and in other settings focusing on filmmaking, digital technology and emerging media. “American film is a unique way in which we can engage audiences, especially youth, worldwide,” according to a statement by Ann Stock, assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. ”For generations, film has opened the doors to dialogue. This international exchange initiative harnesses the power of film. The American Film Showcase brings people together and strengthens those relationships for the benefit of the global community.” Read More »

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David Lynch Makes Trailer For Vienna Fest

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 11:08pm PDT

The Vienna International Film Festival, aka the Viennale, scored a coup for its latest promotional festival trailer: This year’s comes from none other than David Lynch. Titled The 3 Rs, it serves as a very brief return to film while Lynch preps the release of his debut solo album. The … Read More »

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‘Eraserhead’ Helmer David Lynch Releases Solo Music Album ‘Crazy Clown Time’

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 8:04am PDT
Mike Fleming

His last feature was 2006′s Inland Empire and he hasn’t directed a widely distributed movie since 2001′s Mulholland Drive, but that doesn’t mean Eraserhead helmer David Lynch has disappeared completely. Lynch’s … Read More »

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