2016   USA, Denmark David Lynch: The Art Life
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Director:Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
IMDb Rating:7.2 (743 votes)
Awards:2 nominations
Genre:Documentary, Biography
Duration:88 min
Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
David Lynch  ...  Himself
Jonatan Bengta  ...  Composer
Jason S.  ...  Cinematographer
Olivia Neergaard-Holm  ...  Editor
Comments: [My dad] said to me: "Dave?"
I said: "Yeah?"
"I don't think you should ever have children"

He's making up most of the stories he tells in this Doc, but who cares? They may not be historically accurate but they're completely accurate in telling us who he is. That's Art.

I was fascinated by his paintings and other 'artworks' on display. I knew he was a bit of a freak but didn't know how deep or authentic it was. He qualifies for full Social Security and still enjoys making art out of fish entrails and goop. He's a freak in the best possible way.

I spent the last few days watching David Lynch: The Art Life on my iPad while I ate my meals. I wish I could keep doing it for months. He's a wonderful storyteller. It's basically him recounting his life from childhood to Eraserhead. Most of it is probably licensed very poetically, but that's art. After showing his dad his art studio where he has a bunch of dead animals and whatnot that he makes art with, his dad tells him: "Dave, I don't think you should ever have children". Then he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant. You know ....

The lead singer for the J. Geils Band, his roommate, turned him onto pot for the first time and took him to see Bob Dylan. Lynch hated it and walked out. That was the end of their friendship.

I also very much enjoyed his artwork on display throughout. It's creepy and childish, but the way he talks about it, as it accompanies his stories, and when they show him in his studio ... he's such a gentle guy, with the voice of a kindly grandpa ... it makes sense.

Excellent insight and entertainment value.

Summary: David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses 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. As Lynch states "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."

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