110min, United States, 2022


Screenplay: Alexandre O. Philippe

Cinematography: Robert Muratore

Editor: David Lawrence

Music: Aaron Lawrence

Producer: Kerry Deignan Roy

Production Company: Exhibit A Pictures

Distribution/sales: Ana Vicente, Dogwoof


“There is not a day that goes by when I don’t think of The Wizard of Oz”, said David Lynch. Red shoes, hollow winds and young women lost between realms are some of the elements present in Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks. As Lynch doesn’t analyse his own work, director Alexandre O. Philippe invites critics and filmmakers including John Waters and Karyn Kusama to explore one of the most fascinating puzzles in the history of motion pictures: the enduring symbiosis between America’s primordial fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz, and Lynch’s singular brand of popular surrealism.


The Taking (2021), Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist (2019), Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019), 78/52(2017), Doc of the Dead (2014), The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus (2012) The People vs. George Lucas (2010), Left (2006)

Festivals and Awards:

Nominated for: Grierson Award, London Film Festival, United Kingdom
Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature, Philadelphia Film Festival, United States
Bronze Horse, Best Documentary, Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden
Screening: Tribeca Film Festival, United States
Doclisboa International Film Festival, Portugal