The career of cinematic visionary David Lynch is the subject of an impressive month long programme of screenings and events at BFI Southbank throughout February.
Whilst primarily known for films such as Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and the TV series Twin Peaks, Lynch began his cinematic career working with animation. Early shorts such as The Alphabet and The Grandmother mix live action, photography and hand painted animation to wonderful, horrible effect. Lynch has continued to animate (notably in the series Dumbland, made for his website) as well as paint, sculpt, design furniture and release music, during the course of his career.
The BFI season celebrates one of the most influential and original artists of our time. More information here.
The Alphabet by David Lynch, 1968