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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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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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20 April 2017 (Denmark)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,823, 31 March 2017, Limited Release

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$169,517, 16 June 2017
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Funded by a Kickstarter campaign. It took several years for completion. See more »

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David Lynch: When you're doing a painting or whatever... sometimes the past conjures ideas. The past colours them.
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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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It's only about his art
5 April 2018 | by See 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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