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David Lynch’s Interview Project Probes American Dreams
David Lynch presents a series of short documentaries featuring ordinary Americans. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.
In Interview Project’s mini-documentaries, filmmakers Austin Lynch and Jason S. sidle up to strangers and ask them piercing questions like “What were your dreams as a child?” and “When did you first experience death?”
For the 121-part online series, which launches Monday, the pair logged 20,000 miles criss-crossing the United States over a 70-day stretch, searching for random people to question about American life.
In a filmed introduction to Interview Project, producer David Lynch (Austin’s father) says: “There was no plan, really. The (filmmaking) team found people as they were driving along the roads, going into bars, different locations…. There they were. The people told their stories.”
A new three-to-five minute Interview episode will debut every three days for a year.
The documentary series has little in common with the creepily surreal fare often associated with David Lynch’s cinematic sensibility.
In other Lynch news: The Blue Velvet director takes a rare turn in front of the camera as star of a new web short titled The Soul Detective. It’s the fifth and final episode in 54-minute Boundaries of Thought: Think Tank.