A year in the making, David Lynch’s Interview Project sent the director’s son Austin zigzagging around the country to film revealing Q&As with everyday people selected on the fly.
The project saw Austin and his co-director, Jason S, driving 20,000 miles throughout the US over the course of ten weeks, compiling an expansive look into the lives of so-called “normal” people along the way. David Lynch began posting and introducing the interviews online, beginning with a bearded man on the side of the road in a small Californian town and wrapping up last week with the 121st subject.
Revealing their regrets, hopes, and fears, the myriad interviewees offer an important cultural snapshot of America — one from which the politicians, academics, and pop stars trying to abstractly define the nation’s zeitgeist could learn quite a bit.
Click through below for more selected interviews from the project.
John, interviewed in Cushing, Oklahoma