The Grandmother
The Grandmother (1970)

A half-hour experimental film from early in director David Lynch's career, The Grandmother anticipates his later Eraserhead in its depiction of family life as a surrealistic nightmare. The film begins with the appearance of the mother… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1970
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Wahida K
This has to be one of the disturbing Movies I have ever seen.
El Hombre Invisible
Here, you get to view the artist from the ground up, to see and understand where he came from, what he was maybe trying to say, and what he hoped to achieve in… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Disturbing and artistic. I was a bit grossed-out, but the style was interesting.
Chris Browning
A very early and disturbing 30 minute piece on family life as a surrealist nightmare. Live footage is blended with transitional crudely constructed animation… More
Randy Tippy
A short film by David Lynch made with grant money from the American Film Institute. It's obvious, even at this early stage, that the seeds of genius are… More
Christopher Brown
Excellent short film displaying the talents of an early David Lynch. Before Lynch tore apart fatherhood in Eraserhead, he tore apart family, with the exception… More