David Lynch: The Art Life
|David Lynch: The Art Life|
|Music by||Jonatan Bengta|
|Edited by||Olivia Neergaard-Holm|
Duck Diver Films
David Lynch: The Art Life is a 2016 documentary film directed by Jon Nguyen. The film follows director David Lynch's upbringing in Montana and Idaho, his initial move to Philadelphia to pursue a career as a painter, to the beginning of the production of Eraserhead.
David Lynch: The Art Life was made over four years as the filmmakers filmed and recorded over 20 conversations with Lynch at his home. The staff of the film had previously collaborated on making the film Lynch One, which was about the making of Inland Empire.
Prior to the films premiere, Film Constellation purchased the world sales rights to The Art Life. David Lynch: The Art Life premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2016. The film received a limited release domestically on March 31, 2017.
On the aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, The Art Life currently holds a 90% approval rating, based on 68 reviews, with an average rating of 7.4/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "David Lynch: The Art Life offers a look at the director's life and craft whose unusual approach is in keeping with its subject's singularly strange aesthetic." On Metacritic, the film received a rating of 75 out of 100, based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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