David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.
“A peek into the life and mind of one of America’s most original auteurs”
-Little White Lies
“★★★★ INSIGHTFUL AND ABSORBING”-Time Out
“Rare insight into the man even for the most hardcore Lynch fans”-Vice
“RAISES GOOSE BUMPS…A sui-generis self portraiture”
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival and London Film Festival
“I was painting a painting that was mostly black, but it had some green plants and leaves coming out of the black. And I was sitting back (probably taking a smoke) and looking at it, and I heard a wind, and the green started moving. And I thought: ‘Oh—a moving painting but with sound.’ And that idea stuck in my head.”-David Lynch
Documentary by JON NGUYEN/2017/93mins.