David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life

Criterion Collection Edition #895

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.”

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David Lynch: The Art Life
  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    Directed by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm • 2016 • United States, Denmark

    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. ...

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  • Jon Nguyen on DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

    DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE codirector Jon Nguyen first collaborated with David Lynch on LYNCH (2007), an intimate portrait of the filmmaker as he completed INLAND EMPIRE. In this interview, shot in March 2017, Nguyen discusses the origins of their subsequent project together, the unique access his...