• Six Men Getting Sick
  • The Alphabet
  • The Amputee
  • Premonitions Following an Evil Deed
  • The Grandmother

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Premonitions: Short Films by David Lynch

As a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, David Lynch wondered what it would be like if a painting could move. That jolt of inspiration led to the creation of Six Men Getting Sick, a film/painting hybrid depicting gastric distress projected on a three-dimensional canvas. At school and after, Lynch continued making live-action and animated films inspired by or evocative of dreams and nightmares. We present several of these, including one of his most poignant works, The Grandmother, a portrayal of domestic abuse and loneliness in which a distraught child grows a grandmother from seed in search of the comfort he lacks.

— Kate MacKay

Films in this Screening

Six Men Getting Sick

David Lynch, United States, 1967

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  • Color
  • DCP
  • 4 mins
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  • Janus Films

The Alphabet

David Lynch, United States, 1968

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  • Color
  • DCP
  • 4 mins
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  • Janus Films

The Amputee, Version 1 and Version 2

David Lynch, United States, 1974

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  • B&W
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  • 9 mins
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  • Janus Films

Premonitions Following an Evil Deed

David Lynch, United States, 1995

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  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 1 mins
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  • Janus Films

The Grandmother

David Lynch, United States, 1970

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  • Color
  • DCP
  • 34 mins
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  • Janus Films