New Trailer for 'David Lynch: The Art Life' Doc on Lynch's Early Years

February 10, 2017
Source: Vimeo

David Lynch: The Art Life Doc Trailer

"Sickness. Corruption. Fear in the air. It was so good for me." Janus Films has debuted a new trailer for the documentary titled David Lynch: The Art Life, a look at the life and work of American director David Lynch. Lynch is beloved by critics & cinephiles for his films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr. and Inland Empire. This doc premiered at the Venice and London Film Festivals last year, and should be arriving in theaters this spring. The film focuses mostly on his early years and many of the various inspirations and moments of his life that made him into the artist he is today. This looks fascinating and totally weird, which is just about right to tell the story of David Lynch. Check out the new footage below.

Here's the newest trailer (+ poster) for Janus Films' doc David Lynch: The Art Life, direct from Vimeo:

David Lynch: The Art Life Poster

David Lynch: The Art Life takes viewers on a journey with the iconic American director, back to his formative years in small-town Montana and the harder streets of Philadelphia. Dedicated to the director's youngest daughter, who was born in 2012 when work started on the documentary, Jon Nguyen's film is billed as a 'private memoir' which illuminates Lynch’s movies by looking back over his life. David Lynch: The Art Life is directed by filmmakers Jon Nguyen, making his feature directorial debut, as well as Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm. The documentary first premiered at the 2016 Venice Film Festival last fall, and also played at the London Film Festival and DOC NYC last year. Janus Films will release David Lynch: The Art Life in select theaters starting in March. Any big fans of Lynch excited for this? Thoughts?

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Idk if I'd call myself a fan, but I've definitely been affected by many of his works. Finished Twin Peaks this year (which still holds up) and Wild at Heart terrified me. Couldn't make it through Eraserhead, but yeah, I'd be interested in knowing what makes this guy tick. I feel like a kindred spirit to him as we come from the same state of origin and I've encountered characters similar to the ones he has in his films.

RAW_D on Feb 10, 2017


I discovered him with Elephant man. Great drama. Dune will remain my favorite Lynch of all times.

tarek on Feb 11, 2017


Oh man! I totally forgot about Elephant Man! That movie was heart wrenching but well done! And Dune is a period piece that surprisingly holds up pretty well. The Baron getting his face worked on still creeps me out though...

RAW_D on Feb 12, 2017


Will be checking this, I like him, he has a good weird vibe about him.

Carpola on Feb 11, 2017


I don't know which films would I choose for the best from him, but that's probably because there's something in each of them. He definitely dismantled the end of 20th century on the film. He knows this world is ill in so many respects and is not afraid to show it. This could be a good thing to see and learn more of him ...

shiboleth on Feb 11, 2017


The best working "David" in Hollywood.

DAVIDPD on Feb 12, 2017

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