Director: Alexandre O. Philippe Run Time: 108 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
Starring: Aaron Moorhead, Amy Nicholson, David Lowery, John Waters, Justin Benson, Karyn Kusama, Rodney Ascher
You know we had to play this one! Cinematic documentarian Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene) dives deep into the connections between the work of David Lynch and one of the most beloved films of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ. Any cursory Lynch devotee will see the connections between his work and Victor Fleming’s classic but Philippe delves deeper with the aid of some of contemporary cinema’s most exciting voices. LYNCH/ OZ features narration and insights from film critic and podcaster Amy Nicholson plus filmmakers Rodney Ascher (Room 237), Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Benson and Moorhead (Something in the Dirt), and David Lowery (The Green Knight). The piece-de-resistance for any underground film lover, however, has got to be the central section featuring the unmistakable John Waters, a longtime friend of Lynch.
“A thrilling invitation” – Indiewire
“A fitting tribute to Lynch” – The Wrap
“Lynch/Oz offers an exciting prism through which to view Lynch’s oeuvre.” – Screen Daily