David Lynch: The Art Life

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 his secluded home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood to his experiences at art school to the beginnings of his filmmaking career—in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies. This remarkable documentary by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm travels back to Lynch’s early years as a painter and director drawn to the phantasmagoric, while also illuminating his enduring commitment to what he calls “the art life”: “You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it.”

Film Info

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • High-definition digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with codirector Jon Nguyen
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Dennis Lim

Purchase Options

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • High-definition digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with codirector Jon Nguyen
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Dennis Lim

David Lynch: The Art Life
Credits
Director
Jon Nguyen
Director
Rick Barnes
Director
Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Producers
Jon Nguyen
Producers
Jason S.
Producers
Sabrina S. Sutherland
Coproducer
Marina Girard-Muttelet
Editor
Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Director of photography
Jason S.
Music composer
Jonatan Bengta
Sound design
Philip Nicolai Flindt
Post supervision
Anders V. Christensen
Script consultant
Pilar Alessandra

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