INCOMING: The Blue Velvet Underground


Beginning in September, the Philadelphia Film Society will take you on a two month journey through the acclaimed film works of David Lynch.  Through moderated discussions and in-depth conversations, we will immerse you into Lynch’s universe, featuring an on-stage conversation between Lynch and his long time friend, American journalist Kristine McKenna at the Prince Music Theater during his week-long visit to Philadelphia. This series is presented in conjunction with David Lynch: The Unified Field at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the first major U.S. museum exhibition of PAFA alumnus David Lynch, on view from September 13, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition features over 90 paintings and drawings from all periods of Lynch’s career. It includes rarely-seen early work from Lynch’s time in Philadelphia (1965-70), a critical period in his creative development.

September 3rd: Eraserhead
September 10th: Conversation w/ David Lynch & screening of ‘ Lost Highway’
September 17th: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
September 24th: Inland Empire
October 1st: Film TBD
October 9th: Elephant Man
October 16-26: ‘From the Vaults’ at the Philadelphia Film Festival celebrates David Lynch. Films include Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story & Mulholland Drive.

ALL ACCEESS: $60 General // $50 Members
A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LYNCH: $25 General Admission // $20 Members
INDIVIDUAL FILM TICKETS: $7 General Admission // $5 Members


In 1981 George Lucas approached David Lynch to direct the final installment of the STAR WARS trilogy. For years fans of Lynch and Lucas have wondered what that surreal vision would look like. Now we finally know.