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Fri, May 12, 2017

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David Lynch: The Art Life

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Exclusive Area Premiere May 12–17

(2016) dir Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm w/David Lynch [90 min; DCP]
DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “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.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.

“Insightful, absorbing and wonderfully weird.” Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“A compelling slice of cinephile inquiry.” – Christina Newland,

“Extravagantly surreal as the products of his imagination may be, they are deeply rooted in personal history and philosophy — and it’s this connection that Jon Nguyen’s disarmingly off-kilter documentary… probes to rewarding effect.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“By merging memory and expression… the filmmakers evoke Lynch’s creative process in action.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe



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Friday 5/12
at 7:30 PM
Saturday 5/13
at 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
Sunday 5/14
at 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
Monday 5/15
at 8:30 PM
Tuesday 5/16
at 5:00 PM
Wednesday 5/17
at 5:00 PM

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