Wild at heart

Watch the trailer for ‘David Lynch Art Life’, tracing the director’s creative process
By Joey Levenson | Film+TV | 5 September 2016

Top Image: Photo by Rob Sheridan

From pioneering his own festivals, to creating his Twin Peaks re-boot, world-renowned director David Lynch has kept himself quite busy over the past year. And now, we’re finally getting an insight into Lynch’s creative genius. A new documentary David Lynch Art Life is set to premiere during the current Venice Film Festival, and comes from indie director Jon Nguyen. At it’s very core, the film chronicles Lynch’s past, ranging from his rural childhood setting in Idaho and Montana, to his time in Philadelphia as a painter.

The documentary promises a unique perspective on Lynch’s avid painting career, and how these paintings often work in conjunction with the director’s process for his films. “Sickness, corruption, fear in the air: It was so good for me,” the director says of his time in Philadelphia. We’ll be sure to see how these feelings played in to the director’s creation of Hollywood classics such as Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, and Eraserhead.

Plus, with Lynch-mania seemingly happening left, right, and centre this past year, it should come as no surprise that this documentary will partner nicely with Lynch’s soon-to-be-published memoirs Life & Work. Both will be sure to satisfy fans’ appetites long enough whilst we anxiously await the return of Twin Peaks. Below, you can check out an exclusive clip from the documentary, courtesy of Empire Magazine.

The 73rd Venice Film Festival takes place between 31 August – 10 September. If you’re about Venice, you can get your tickets here.

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