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The Short Films of David Lynch

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Wednesday 12/17
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The Alphabet
dir. David Lynch, US, 1968, video, color, 4 min.

A disturbing early animation that displays Lynch’s penchant for dark humor, The Alphabet stars the director’s wife Peggy and combines live action and animated sequences.

The Cowboy & the Frenchman
dir. David Lynch, US/France, 1988, video, 26 min.

Little seen short film by David Lynch is set on a ranch in the turn-of-the-20th Century Wild West, USA is a collision of cultures where a grizzled, hard-of-hearing cowboy, Silm, and his two friends, Dusty and Pete, capture a mysterous, well-dressed Frenchman. Unable to understand each other, the fast-talking, slang-speaking cowboys and the non-English speaking Frenchman make the most of the situation while an Indian, named Broken Feather, joins the group and sets it into a perfect harmony with songs and dancing.

dir. David Lynch, US 2002, video, 43 min.

A collection of disturbing episodes featuring a cast of rabbit/human hybrids, the result is somewhere between a television sitcom and a work of absurdist theater. Portions of Rabbits also appear in the film Inland Empire.


David Lynch film programming is in conjunction with David Lynch: The Unified Field at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the first major U.S. museum exhibition of PAFA alumnus David Lynch, on view September 13, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition features over 80 paintings and drawings from all periods of Lynch’s career. It includes rarely-seen early work from Lynch's time in Philadelphia (1965-70), a critical period in his creative development. The William Penn Foundation is the presenting sponsor of David Lynch: The Unified Field. Follow @PAFAcademy on social media and join the conversation with #PAFADavidLynch.