Directors: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm.
Featuring: David Lynch. USA/Denmark 2016. TBC mins.
Screening as a special preview, this is a revealing documentary about the formative years of David Lynch. With the new Twin Peaks set to reappear on our TV screens, it is a timely look at what helped to shape one of cinema’s most acclaimed and enigmatic directors. Narrated by Lynch himself from his painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, the film takes us on an intimate journey, from his idyllic upbringing in small-town America, to his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts and his subsequent move into film with his groundbreaking debut Eraserhead.
Join Stephen Fry, cast and film-makers live by satellite from the Hay Literary Festival for a Q&A after the screening.
Director: John Jencks.
Starring: Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine. UK 2017. 89 mins.
After he is fired from his job, disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Allam) is summoned to Swafford Hall, the country manor of his friends Lord and Lady Logan (Modine and Shaw), to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s gift with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of events – and some good whisky bottles – in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry’s seminal novel.