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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Credited cast:
David Lynch ... Self
Lula Lynch Lula Lynch ... Self - David Lynch's daughter (as Lula)
Edwina Lynch Edwina Lynch ... David Lynch's mother (archive footage)
Donald Lynch Donald Lynch ... Self - David Lynch's father (archive footage)
Peggy Reavey ... Self - David Lynch's first wife (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Fisk ... Self (archive footage)
Bushnell Keeler ... Self (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #895. See more »

Quotes

David Lynch: When you're doing a painting or whatever... sometimes the past conjures ideas. The past colours them.
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Soundtracks

I Have a Radio
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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Run after your dreams.
7 March 2021 | by ayhansalamciSee all my reviews

I watched the second movie of Lynch and then I watched Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway. I liked very much his other movies without Lost Highway. I used to think always he is a mysterious man but after watching this film I think he is very friendly. I liked his workshop. I think he had hard youth times but that is why he is a successful director and artist. I really liked Lynch's story. It's a very successful documentary. Be always yourself and don't give up your dreams.


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Country:

USA | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

David Lynch: The Art Life 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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