David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch traces the event that helped shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors in this career retrospective documentary.

An intimate journey through the formative years of Lynch's life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia. David Lynch: The Art Life explores 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.

2017Rating: M, Coarse language84 minsUSA, Denmark
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David Lynch: The Art Life / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Extravagantly surreal as the products of his imagination may be, they are deeply rooted in personal history and philosophy -- and it's this connection that Jon Nguyen's disarmingly off-kilter documentary... probes to rewarding effect.

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Time Out

Time Out

There's old home-movie footage too, lots of it previously unseen, and it all feeds into that image of Lynch as the twisted by-product of middle America, an apple-cheeked Eagle Scout who somehow got drawn into the dark side.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mostly, the documentary is a fond portrait of how one man nurtured his artistic temperament and risked being misunderstood - sometimes by his own family.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Throughout the documentary, the undisguised regret and longing of David Lynch's reminiscences are often startling.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Jon Nguyen's carefully-calibrated ode to Lynch is in itself Lynchian, an essential picture for the director's legion of fans.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

While it falls short on detail in some areas, the essence of Lynch the artist - or at least, what he's willing to share with his audience - is fascinating to observe, leaving you wanting more.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An essential creative autobiography for all Lynch fans.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Gives enough to the audience while still being filled with the mystery that keeps them intrigued.

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