David Lynch: The Art Life
  • The Short Films of David Lynch
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General Public:Special Double Feature Admission: $10.00
Members:Special Double Feature Admission: $7.00
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Film Info
Program:New Releases
Young Lynch: The Art, Music and Early Films of David Lynch
Release Year:2016
Runtime:Film: 93 min
Shorts: 52 min
Print Source:Janus
Director:Jon Nguyen
Co-Director:Rick Barnes
Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Producer:Jon Nguyen
Jason S.
Sabrina S. Sutherland
Cinematographer:Jason S.
Principal Cast:David Lynch

Special Double Feature Screening with The Short Films of David Lynch

David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “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.”

We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his lms. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.

Director's Statement

Back in 2006, David Lynch was reluctant to sit down for interviews during the making of Lynch (One), but we felt he was nearing a point where he would become more inclined to reflect back on his life. The birth of his youngest daughter in 2012 was a turning point for us. Over the next three years, we recorded over twenty audio conversations with Lynch at his home.

David Lynch the storyteller took us on a journey through his early years, recalling the events and people that have had a lasting effect on him. We learn about the journey that the young artist took and about the internal struggles that still shape him to this day. Hearing about Lynch’s life, we discover how his art and films have become colored by it, reflecting ideas and moods that have originated from his personal experiences.


david lynchBorn in Montana in 1946, famed filmmaker David Lynch studied art before experimenting with film in the late '60s. In 1977, his first feature, Eraserhead, made its debut, going on to become a cult classic. He next directed The Elephant Man, for which he received two Academy Award nominations among a host of others for the film. Lynch also created the acclaimed television series "Twin Peaks." A vocal proponent of transcendental meditation, Lynch has added to his film ouevre with works like Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. (Biography)


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