25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

The themes, images, and cultural vernacular of Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz continue to haunt David Lynch’s art and filmography – from his very first short, The Alphabet, to his latest series, Twin Peaks: The Return. Arguably, no filmmaker has so consistently drawn inspiration – consciously or unconsciously – from a single work. Is David Lynch trapped in the land of Oz? If so, can we derive a new appreciation for Lynch’s body of work from taking a closer look at how it intersects and communicates with The Wizard of Oz? In turn, do Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, or The Elephant Man have something to say about the enduring resonance of America’s most beloved holiday movie? A meticulous yet fascinating exploration of auteurism, made by a visionary documentary maker and a profound lover of the cinematic craft.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Alexandre O. Philippe
Script: Alexandre O. Philippe
Cinematography: Robert Muratore
Editing: David Lawrence
Sound: Phillip Lloyd Hegel
Music: Aaron Lawrence
Actors: Amy Nicholson, Rodney Ascher, John Waters, Karyn Kusama, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, David Lower
Production: Exhibit A Pictures
Producers: Kerry Deignan Roy
Co-producers: David Lawrence, Robert Muratore
Executive producer: Oli Harbottle, Anna Godas
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 108'
Contact: Dogwoof

Alexandre O. Philippe


2003 Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story
2006 Left (short)
2009 Inside (short)
2010 The People vs. George Lucas
2014 Doc of the Dead
2017 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene
2020 Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist
2021 The Taking
2023 You Can Call Me Bill