DAVID LYNCH - THE ART LIFE
PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
The Art Life is an intimate documentary of the formative years of David Lynch, the artistic mind and director behind Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive, as well as the hand behind a string of striking paintings.
Directed by Jon Nguyen, the upcoming documentary explores his earliest moments, revealing insight on the prolific filmmaker, from his early years in small town Montana, Idaho, to the harsher life on the streets of Philadelphia.
Through family photos and film footage, David Lynch recalls his background and the start of his career as an artist and painter, later moving into experimental film. Encircled by a cloud of cigarette smoke, he also details how he first met Toby Keeler, who introduced him to his father, the artist Bushnell Keeler, and how he was mesmerized by the latter’s art studio.
It also shows how Lynch earned a grant from the American Film Institute that allowed him to move to Los Angeles and work on his early masterpiece, Eraserhead.
A piece of the iconography that shaped a true multi-faceted artist.