AFI Fest 2010’s Guest Director, David Lynch, has chosen five films for his special sidebar program. Lynch graduated from AFI in 1970, and his first feature film, which was made while he was a Fellow at AFI’s Center for Advanced Film Studies, Eraserhead, will also be screened. Lynch’s five (fabulous, must-see) selections are:
Hour of the Wolf, directed by Ingmar Bergman
Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick
Mon Oncle, directed by Jacques Tati
Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Sunset Blvd, directed by Billy Wilder
Lynch says these films are the ones “that have inspired me most. I think each is a masterpiece,” adding that “if people have already seen them, they are certainly worth being seen again. And if people haven’t seen them, here is an opportunity to see what I consider cinema at its best.” Lynch will attend the double-bill of Eraserhead and Sunset Blvd on November 6. He will be addressing questioned provided by “tweets” as of today (at @AFIFEST) and has prepared special video introductions for the other three films’ screenings, which he will not attend. You can also credit Lynch with the fest’s official poster art above.