David Lynch shares stories and appreciation from his work with Harry Dean Stanton. He has been a favorite actor of Sam Peckinpah, John Milius, Lynch, and Monte Hellman, and is also close friends with Francis Ford Coppola.
“Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction” is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. Stunningly lensed in color and b/w by Seamus McGarvey, the film explores the actor’s enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes candid scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders , Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson and Debbie Harry. The fragile soul of an actor emerges from the poignant collage.