Artistic Director Richard Sowada has curated a special programme, full of unique, captivating and vivid films from the United States. The programme features films from all genres and includes a great selection of classic films and documentaries including Annie Hall, Mulholland Dr, Andy Warhol's Bad, David Lynch: The Art Life, The Graduate, Your Never Had It: An Evening With Bukowski, American Pastoral and many more.
One of the highlights of the American Essentials Film Festival is David Lynch, The Art Life. The film explores Lynch's life story of how he came to be an artist, musician and film director. David Lynch: The Art Life looks at the motivations and perspectives this enigmatic artist has gained through life experience and the places he lived in, which impacted greatly on his career and views about the world. Through this self-narrated documentary, you will discover a different side of Lynch and the reasoning for the surreal style he injects in his art and movies.