Film scholar will analyze director David Lynch's set design and cinematic style at March 27 lecture

March 22, 2013

Justus Nieland, a film scholar and expert on David Lynch, will analyze the famed director’s set design and cinematic style March 27 as part of the University of Richmond’s 2013 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Film.

The lecture, “Noir Infrastructure: A Lynchian Air,” will be held in Weinstein Hall’s Brown-Alley Room at 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

David Lynch has directed 10 feature films over a 35-year career and developed a surrealist filmmaking style that has come to be called “Lynchian.” He has won a Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, two César Awards for Best Foreign Film and three Academy Award nominations for Best Director. Some of his most notable works are “Eraserhead,” “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive” and the Emmy Award-winning TV series “Twin Peaks.”

Nieland, an associate professor of film studies at Michigan State University, recently published “David Lynch,” a book about the director’s use of interior design in his films.

The Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Film is a semester-long combination of screenings, lectures and classes.

For more information, contact Abigail Cheever at 804-289-8297 or