Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
Filmmaker David Lynch had a pretty straightforward idea with Interview Project: send a camera crew across the United States and back, randomly stopping to interview whoever looks interesting on the way about their lives. However, the results so far have been nothing short of fascinating. The video interviews posted on Interview Project are really remarkable in that they create a human map of America, one life story at a time. There’s something really interesting about listening to a person you’ll most likely never meet from a town you’ll probably never visit as they speak directly to you as if you were their closest friend. It’s bizarrely fascinating and completely addictive.
They’re currently only two-thirds of the way through their first cross-country journey, so there are still lots of videos on the way. This is a good thing if you’re like me and manage to make it through every episode in a matter of two days.