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BearManor Media Eraserhead: David Lynch Files Volume 1 coverERASERHEAD: The David Lynch Files, Volume 1

“The best thing that’s ever been written on [Eraserhead]” – David Lynch

As a young artist working with minimal resources, aided by a dedicated cast and crew, David Lynch spent four-and-a-half years making his first feature. The result was a completely unique, darkly comic nightmare called Eraserhead. Carefully nurtured by distributor Libra Films, Eraserhead gradually developed a passionate audience despite a very mixed response from critics.

DUNE: The David Lynch Files, Volume 2

As a young and inexperienced writer, Kenneth George Godwin met David Lynch in late 1981 to conduct interviews about the making of Eraserhead. The resulting article gained Lynch’s favour and in the Spring of 1983, Godwin found himself hired by Universal Studios to help document the production of Dune in Mexico. For six months, Godwin – working with cameraman Anatol Pacanowski – observed the chaos of one of the biggest, most expensive motion pictures made up to that time.

the “Cafe Universal” script

While working on Dune in Mexico during the summer of 1983, Kenneth George Godwin wrote a feature film script in his spare time. “Cafe Universal”, which remains unproduced, is an absurdist thriller about a naive American artist named David Linton who, while in Paris for a show, becomes inadvertently caught up in violent events involving a variety of obscure factions he is unable to comprehend.

MONKEY and other stories

Monkey and other stories is a collection of short fiction which leans towards fantasy, in which characters struggle to deal with strange, sometimes horrific and occasionally supernatural forces which intrude into their lives.

Adios, Elvis or The Secrets of the Universe RevealedAdios, Elvis or The Secrets of the Universe Revealed

Adios, Elvis is the story of a skeptical writer who finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the crazy mirror world of conspiracy theories and paranormal activities.


Going: Remembering Winnipeg Movie Theatres (2012) posterGoing: Remembering Winnipeg Movie Theatres

This feature-length documentary offers an oral history of movie theatres and the movie-going experience in Winnipeg from the 1930s to the present. Two dozen Winnipeggers, all passionate about the movies, recall the changing cinema landscape from when the movies were an integral part of the city’s social and cultural life to the big box multiplexes which came to replace quirky and individual theatres. (2012, 82 minutes)
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CarFree: Stories from the Non-Driving Life

A long-form documentary in which a cross-section of Winnipeggers talk about their decision to forgo car ownership and driving, and the impact this has on the way they experience the city and organize their lives. (2014, 54 minutes)

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Blasts from the past

DVD diary: another eclectic week – part two

The rise of boutique DVDs: The Flipside

Brief Notes, December Part Two

Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero (1983): Criterion Blu-ray review