Tuesday, August 4, 2015

David Lynch's ice bucket challenge is his latest masterpiece

In the last few weeks, we've seen everyone from billionaires like Bill Gates to the regular joes on your timelines take the ice bucket challenge, raising upwards of $88.5 million to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the process. Now, though, things have gotten a little more surreal with the addition of-who else?-David Lynch.

David Lynch's ice bucket challenge is his latest masterpiece

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In the last few weeks, we've seen everyone from billionaires like Bill Gates to the regular joes on your Facebook timeline take the ice bucket challenge, raising upwards of $88.5 million to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the process. Now, though, things have gotten a little more surreal with the addition of—who else?—David Lynch. 

Lynch posted his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video yesterday following nominations from Wild at Heart's Laura Dern and Justin Theroux of Mulholland Drive fame, leading to the two ice bucket dumps to which we're treated here. The difference, however, is that Lynch goes David Lynch and takes the challenge with an iced coffee bucket while playing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on the trumpet.

And then, of course, there's the nomination for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Very few stranger things have happened, but, hey, it could work. After all, this is the guy who brought us the infamous chicken dinner in Eraserhead—if he could make that work, Putin's a snap.

That's not all, though. With David Lynch being David Lynch (and Lynch fans being, well, weird), you can now watch his ice bucket challenge backwards. There's a strange beauty to it, really: 

Catch more antics from Lynch locally when he makes his way to town beginning Sept. 10 for a Q&A and screening of his film Lost Highway. The rest of the month is very Lynch-y as well, with his "Unified Field" exhibit opening at PAFA while the Philadelphia Film Society runs their "David Lynch Revisted" film series throughout the month.

[Eraserhood]

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