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October, 2006

Lynch to Distribute Inland Empire Himself
Seeking to explore new methods of distribution, David Lynch has secured the rights for the US and Canada to his first digital video feature, Inland Empire.
Reaching an agreement with Studio Canal, Lynch proclaims, "It's a whole new world out there, even when it comes to distribution." The film's producer Mary Sweeney concurs stating, "David's decision to explore a new model of distribution is consistent with the fearless way in which he made 'Inland Empire.'"
The film, starring Laura Dern, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton and Jeremy Irons, took two and a half years to complete. Source: David Lynch coming

New York Film Festival
I saw INLAND EMPIRE at the Film Festival in New York. David Lynch said after the screening that the film will be in theaters in November or December. It's a beautiful film. I don't want to say much about it. Maybe just... what's the relationship between reality and film. And what's reality in a film. Peter Greenaway once said that we haven't seen real cinema yet, that it is "still an incomplete amalgam of other forms of art which have still not completely reached autonomy" and that he would suggest that "all we've seen is one hundred years of illustrated texts and maybe some recorded theater." INLAND EMPIRE is a real film. Not some picture book. It's cinema.

Pulled from Sitges Film Festival
StudioCanal has pulled David Lynch's INLAND EMPIRE from the Sitges Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain. Studio Canal's fear, said Sitges director Angel Sala, is that the three-hour cut of "INLAND EMPIRE" would play so well among Lynch die-hards at Sitges that Lynch would never be persuaded to re-edit it for commercial release. (Source:

September, 2006

David Lynch's new book Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity will be released on December 28, 2006. You can pre-order the book at for $13.57

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will broadcast David Lynch's short films The Alphabet and The Grandmother on Friday, September 15,2006 9:00 PM.

INLAND EMPIRE will be shown at the New York Film Festival on:
Sunday, October 8, 2006, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, October 9, 2006, 11:00 a.m.

Angelo Badalamenti is currently putting together a CD collection of music from the second season of Twin Peaks. The album is set to be released towards the end of 2006 along side the second season DVD set. (see Blog Entry)

He is also putting together an additional collection, consisting of more music from the entire series: The feature-length pilot, The 2 Seasons which aired on ABC, and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Post your favorite Twin Peaks moments under the MORE MUSIC FROM TWIN PEAKS entry on Angelo's MySpace blog.

August, 2006

Lynch's new film INLAND EMPIRE will be shown out of competition at the Biennale in Venice where Lynch will receive the Golden Lion for Career Achievement.

December, 2003

The Art of David Lynch: Dark Passages. The Reading Public Museum will have an exhibit of David Lynch's paintings, prints, watercolors, drawings, and photogravures. The exhibition will run from January 25 through April 20, 2003.

December, 2002

The Art of David Lynch: Dark Passages presented by the Reading Public Museum runs from January 25 - April 20, 2003. The exhibit includes works in a variety of mediums including paintings, prints, watercolors, drawings, and photogravures.

October, 2001

David Lynch will be doing a chat on MSN on Monday, October 15, 6PM (PST). Make sure to go early to and have your questions ready.

September, 2001

Mulholland Drive Official Web Site is up and running. Check it out, it's great!!

David Lynch's newest feature, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, is this year's special Centerpiece film at the 39th New York Film Festival. MULHOLLAND DRIVE will screen on Saturday, October 6th at 8:00 pm and on Sunday, October 7th at 1:30 pm.

Mulholland Drive will be shown at the Toronto Film Festival on September 10.

July, 2001

Mulholland Drive opens on multiple screens in Los Angeles and New York on October 12. The film will also debut the same day in Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia and Chicago

Universal Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights from StudioCanal to Mulholland Drive. The film is being targeted for a fall release through Universal's specialty distribution unit Universal Focus.

Additional information on new internet projects Dumbland and Rabbits at the respective pages.

May, 2001

Mulholland Drive is completed as a feature film and will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16 where it runs in competition. The 2:26 min film will be shown at the "Grand Théâtre Lumière" at 12 pm.

January, 2001

You can help to illuminate the "Blackhawk Bridge" in Lansing Iowa, which was highlighted in the movie "The Straight Story".

November, 2000

New David Lynch commercials for JC Decaux and Playstation2 air on French TV.

October 08

Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story) has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 80. more...

March 26, 2000

New project: David Lynch will create a cartoon series for, called "Dumbland", an absurd look at dysfunctional characters in an urban environment.
more in the LynchLetter #5

December 4, 1999

The Straight Story is winner of the SCREEN INTERNATIONAL AWARD 1999 for best non-European film by the European Film Academy!  more

December 1999

The Jan/Feb 2000 issue of WE magazine (a nationwide bi monthly mag) will feature a profile on Lynch and talk about the reoccurance of disability issues in his films.

David Lynch acts at Traphik

24-hour "The Lynch Who Stole Christmas" marathon at IFC

schedule (all times Eastern)

6:00 am Zelly and Me 7:30 am Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch 8:30 am donald cammell: the ultimate performance (no Lynch content) 9:45 am Lumiere and Company 11:15 am Zelly and Me 12:45 pm Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch 1:45 pm Independent focus: David Lynch 2:30 pm Lumiere and Company 4:00 pm Zelly and Me 5:30 pm split screen #45 (no Lynch content) 6:00 pm Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch 7:15 pm Independent focus: David Lynch 8:00 pm Blue Velvet 10:00 pm Lost Highway 12:15 am Independent focus: David Lynch 12:45 am Blue Velvet 2:45 am Lost Highway 5:00 am Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch

November 1999

David Lynch's web site ( may be online on New Years.

CD-Rom game Woodcutters From Fiery Ships blocked from the get-go.

The Straight Story has been nominated in the SCREEN INTERNATIONAL AWARD 1999 for a non-European film by the European Film Academy
In the United States, the awards will air live on the Sundance Channel on Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. and will repeat on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 30, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

August 1999 The Straight Story Release Dates

US: October 8 (limited) 22 (wide), 1999 - Walt Disney Pictures
Germany: October 21 - Senator Film
UK: Fall 1999 - Film Four
Austria: October 22, 1999
France: November 24, 1999
Denmark: November 19, 1999
Czech Republic: April 2000
Poland: January 7, 2000

June 1999

Advance Screening of The Straight Story in October.
Mulholland Drive axed.

May 1999

The Walt Disney Co. has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the latest film by David Lynch. The Straight Story will be released by Disney's Buena Vista banner in the United States at a date yet to be announced.

April 1999

David Lynch's new film The Straight Story will premiere on May 21 and be in competition at the 52nd Cannes Film Festival (12-23 May) in France.

Principal photography for Lynch's interactive game will start in June in Florida.
excerpt from an Irish music magazine called "Hotpress", they're talking about an Irish band called "The High Babies":
"On this side of the water, Chris Evan's crew have reportedly been looking to book the band for an upcoming slot on TFI Friday. And even more impressively The High Babies are lined up to make a cameo appearance in the new - as yet untitled - David Lynch movie, which begins shooting in Florida this summer. So Glen, how'd you manage to swing that one? "We faxed him asking would he direct the video", he reveals. "He didn't have the time, but he liked the cd. About a week later we got the call to come over in June".

March 1999

August 13-15, in and around Seattle, Washington, USA, with many Twin Peaks celebrities attending.
more info at

February, 1999

Casting for Mulholland Drive has begun, principal photography is scheduled to start on February 17th.

January, 1999

Lynch's new film The Straight Story is in post, his new TV project Mulholland Drive is in the works and will most likely premiere this fall.

news & rumors 1998

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