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Despite the Gods -- Despite the Gods is a feature documentary about Hollywood's prodigal daughter. Jennifer Lynch is well known for making bold, if not ill-fated, choices in her filmmaking career. But nothing could prepare her for the unmapped territory of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization.


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Jennifer Lynch's Bollywood Odyssey
Cinema's prodigal daughter Jennifer Lynch braves the unmapped territory of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization. | Full synopsis »
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David Greathouse ... Himself

Jennifer Chambers Lynch ... Herself
Sydney Lynch ... Herself
Govind Menon ... Himself

Mallika Sherawat ... Herself

Directed by
Penny Vozniak 
Produced by
Karina Astrup .... producer
Eric Charles .... executive producer (as Eric Wilkinson)
David Michaels .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jessica Chapnik Kahn 
Nadav Kahn 
Cinematography by
Penny Vozniak 
Film Editing by
Melanie Annan 
Sound Department
Nathan Johnson .... sound mixer
Editorial Department
Nick King .... on-line editor
Other crew
Karin Altmann .... script editor
Luke Eve .... thanks

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85 min
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A very different take on Bollywood!, 26 February 2016
Author: clarksonbridge from South Africa

Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult filmmaker David Lynch, a recovering addict and hard- working single mother, returns to the director's chair with an ambitious project that is to test her skills and the entire crew's sanity. What follows is a document that brings you behind the scenes on the set of Lynch's Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man- eating snake goddess. Penny Vozniak, the director, is the one responsible for this "behind- the-scenes" madness that witnesses how Lynch slowly loses her grip over a much- extended eight-month shoot. And the result is this crazy journey into the shire madness behind the camera. Among the many setbacks suffered are a technician's strike forcing production to move to Kerala; an 11-day wait for dailies to become available; and cops being called in following complaints about filming at prayer time in a Muslim neighborhood. Showing signs of flagging under pressure, Lynch is told bluntly by producer Menon: "If you can't hack it, quit." A must see.

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