In North Bend, Washington, attending the 18th annual Twin Peaks Festival. [August 2010]
(April 16, 2013) Together with Sherilyn Fenn, held a master class at the 2013 International Film Festival of Panama.
One of only three women to have won the Razzie Award for Worst Director. (The other two being Elaine May for Ishtar (1987) and 'Elizabeth Banks', who was one of several directors of Movie 43 (2013). Lynch won the 1994 award for Boxing Helena (1993).
Personal Quotes (9)
I like a good story at a good diner over good coffee and a good idea and a whole day to think about it.
I think walking around reminding yourself that you're a woman is only going to get you in trouble. Women in film, the way they've been treated, certainly parts of it are a shame, but they took the paycheque, they played the roles, and if they don't want to do it anymore, we need to start saying no, and different roles will come up.
(On her film Boxing Helena (1993)): "It's a metaphor and a comedy".
On Boxing Helena (1993) - I see it as a love story, not a horror film. The image of Venus de Milo is so powerful. Obsessive love is like a series of amputations as you steal from one another. It's inviting, exciting, animalistic. I've been there; I've been drawn to it.
About her car accident and spinal surgeries - The fact that I get to walk down the red carpet tonight and hold my daughter's hand is a big deal - they didn't even know if I'd walk at one point.
On working with Sherilyn Fenn in Boxing Helena (1993) - Sherilyn is an amazing actress, a total bundle of energy and a real powerhouse. I have with Sherilyn something I didn't think I'd ever find and that is the entire whole.
If there's one gift I've been given from both my parents, it's the idea that you make the work you want to make - the joy is in the making. Once it's done, you let it go, and you move on.
It's great to have fallen flat on my face and to stand up again... I have more to say in a much more mature voice.
On Boxing Helena (1993) - The film became a huge target and it never had a chance. I'd be lying if I told you it all didn't really mess my head up.