The American auteur has revived his ad-hoc weather report series, which dates back to the mid-2000s
Two months into lockdown, and many of us have taken up new hobbies in order to stay sane. David Lynch is no different – the filmmaker has been painting, meditating and even creating small lamps in his workshop to pass the time. He has also turned his attention to the weather, releasing an unorthodox broadcast yesterday via the David Lynch Theater YouTube account.
In the 30-second clip, the Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive director peers out the window of his office – which is cluttered with reading glasses, paint tubes and lightbulbs – observing that “in Los Angeles it’s kind of cloudy, some fog this morning. 64 degrees fahrenheit, around 17 celsius”. He adds, “this all should burn off pretty soon and we’ll have sunshine and 70 degrees. Have a great day!”
His first in a decade, the impromptu video marks a revival of Lynch’s weather report series from the mid-2000s, which saw him forecast Los Angeles weather in a similarly off-kilter style. One such report saw the auteur describe a “muted golden sunshine” in the Californian city, while another saw a guest appearance from his muse and AnOther Magazine Spring/Summer 2020 cover star, Laura Dern. Watch Lynch’s May 11 weather report below.