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David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

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Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.
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Cast

Cast overview:
David Lynch ... Himself
Lula Lynch Lula Lynch ... Herself, David Lynch's daughter (as Lula)
Edwina Lynch Edwina Lynch ... David Lynch's mother (archive footage)
Donald Lynch Donald Lynch ... Himself, David Lynch's father (archive footage)
Peggy Reavey Peggy Reavey ... Herself, David Lynch's first wife (archive footage)
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David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "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."

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Experience a unique documentary event: exploring the life and the mind of the creative genius behind David Lynch. See more »


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Country:

USA | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (Denmark) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,823, 2 April 2017

Gross USA:

$171,419

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$311,470
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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Funded by a Kickstarter campaign. It took several years for completion. See more »

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David Lynch: Philadelphia was kind of a poor man's New York City, so it was a weird town. It was kind of a mean town. One woman, who was my neighbour, *reeked* of urine and she was a complete racist. There was another woman, who was totally crazy. She was a neighbour. Lived down the street with her parents. And she would go around the backyard on her hands and knees and squawk like a chicken and say, "I'm a chicken! I'm a chicken!" And squawk and squawk and go around and around in this tall white grass in ...
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Soundtracks

Sparkle Lounge Blues
Written and performed by David Lynch and Dean Hurley
Published by Bobkind Music Inc (ASCAP) / Team Hurley (ASCAP)
Administered by Universal Music Corp / Downtown Music Publishing
Courtesy of Sunday Best Recordings
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It's only about his art
5 April 2018 | by jdoane2See all my reviews

Let's face it, David Lynch is fascinating for his movies, not his art. I came into this movie blind, not knowing what it was about. I suppose I should have been tipped off by the title. It's shots of Lynch working in his art studio, a few shots of his actual artwork (very few), and a voice over of some of his childhood. It bored me to death.


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