Jennifer Lynch and her daughter Sydney, along with director Penny Vozniak and producer Karina Astrup will personally be attending the world premiere screening of Despite the Gods at Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada on April 28, 2012. Here’s the promising trailer for this documentary following Jennifer Lynch’s bollywood odyssey of filming HISSS in India.
Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult film auteur David Lynch, made her auspicious directorial debut in 1993 with Boxing Helena at the Sundance Film Festival. A box office disaster, the film was viciously mauled by critics and became the focus of multiple lawsuits. Fifteen years later, a recovering addict and hard-working single mother, Lynch returns to the director’s chair with an ambitious project that will test her skills and the entire crew’s sanit. Despite the Gods brings us behind the scenes on the set of Lynch’s Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man-eating snake goddess. Out of her depth shooting on location with an Indian crew and two top Bollywood stars, Lynch turns her production into a vehicle for her own self-actualization, paying no regard to timeline, budget or reality. As the story in front of the camera derails, the story behind the camera explodes.
Date: Premiere on Saturday, April 28, 6:45 PM. Check the site for additional screenings.
Venue: Cumberland 3, Toronto, Canada.
Tickets: $14.95 via HotDocs.ca.