DAVID WANTS TO FLY

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(David Sievek­ing, Ger­many/Aus­tria/ Switzer­land). 96 min­utes. Some sub­ti­tles. Rat­ing: There are ac­tu­ally two Davids: one of them is David Lynch, a long-time pro­po­nent of tran­scen­den­tal med­i­ta­tion, and the other is direc­tor David Sievek­ing, a young Ger­man film­maker whose wor­ship of Lynch leads him to pur­sue TM as a way to bring some or­der into his chaotic life.

Sievek­ing soon grows dis­sat­is­fied with TM, em­bark­ing on a crit­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion of its cult- like hi­er­ar­chy and ef­fec­tively stalk­ing Lynch at var­i­ous events in the U. S. and Ger­many. If he’d fo­cused on that, and left out all the point­less whin­ing about his ro­man­tic trou­bles with a girl­friend in New York, this would have been a much bet­ter doc­u­men­tary.

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