David Lynch named AFI Fest’s Guest A.D.

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David Lynch has been named the first-ever Guest Artistic Director for the AFI Fest 2010.

Lynch_afi_boffo Lynch, who also created the official image for the festival (above), will program a special sidebar of films that influence and inspired his own work.

“I said yes to being the Guest Artistic Director of AFI FEST 2010 because I love the AFI,” says Lynch.  “AFI can do for others what it did for me.  AFI gave me an opportunity and money to make a short film, ‘The Grandmother,’ and my first feature film, ‘Eraserhead.’  AFI put me on the map.”

The AFI festival, which is entering its 24th year, runs November 4-11 in Hollywood.

Lynch’s programming slate will be announced in October

For more information on the AFI Fest, click here.

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