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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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USA | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (Denmark) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,823, 31 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$169,517, 16 June 2017
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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 »

Quotes

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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An inspiring look
3 July 2017 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

As far as documentaries go, there have been more substantial and significant, affecting ones that have come out about artists' work. However, considering that David Lynch is one of the most enigmatic directors who fully represent and defy what art means, of course any film revolved around him would get the job done. This film takes a pretty simplistic approach in examining him and it's a collection of stories he gives about his childhood, but they're all worth it. This would be a fascinating documentary for any die-hard fan as well as any other film buff in general. Definitely recommended.


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