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David Lynch: The Art Life

Street Date:
September 26th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
2016
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
88 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Documentary, Biography

Director:

Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes and Jon Nguyen

Plot Synopsis:

A rare glimpse into the mind of one of cinema’s most enigmatic visionaries, David Lynch: The Art Life offers an absorbing portrait of the artist, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles—in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies. This remarkable documentary by directors Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm reveals the story behind Lynch’s early years as a painter and director drawn to the phantasmagoric, while also illuminating his enduring commitment to what he calls the “the art life”: “You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it.”

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.78:1

Audio Formats

  • English DTS-HD MA 5.1

Supplements

  • New interview with codirector Jon Nguyen
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Dennis Lim