Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Nov 2, 2019 1:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:director David Shields
Series Info
Series:Witching Hour
Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:85 minutes
Director:David Shields
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA


Presented as part of Witching Hour 2019. FREE for Witching Hour pass holders; individual $10 tickets available at the box office for general audience day of. Pass holders, please note unclaimed seats will be sold to the general public ten minutes prior to showtime.

Director David Shields in person for post-screening dialogue!

"A breathtaking look at race, masculinity, media and protest at the turn of the millennium." -
Sara Rosen, Huck Magazine

"Inspired by his subject, Shields goes Beast Mode with his movie and never lets up." - G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

"Essential." - Sean Gilman, The End of Cinema

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Seattle International Film Festival, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Doctober Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival
WINNER: Golden SunBreak Award for Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival

Culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in a dramatic, rapid, and radical juxtaposition, this kaleidoscopic film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression.

Lynch: A History is written, produced, and directed by David Shields, the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, which Robert Lipsyte, in the New York Times, called "a risky and brilliant book" and A.O. Scott, in Newsday, called "one of the best books ever written on the subject of sport in America, which is to say a book that is about a great deal more than sport."

Lynch: A History, which is loosely inspired by Black Planet, documents and celebrates what Shields calls "Lynch's attempt to be true to himself in a capitalist, racist society that wants to exploit him and that he wants to both exploit and oppose. Lynch is leaving a legacy of the eloquence of silence, echo, and mimicry as key tools of resistance."

Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen and recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, calls Lynch: A History "a groundbreaking documentary about a silence that isn't really a silence."