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EYE on Art: David Lynch - The Art Life

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IJpromenade 1
1031 KT Amsterdam
info@eyefilm.nl
+31 (0)20 5981400

Open Exhibtions are open daily / 10-19 hrs

Screening 31 Oct

Time 21-23:06 hrs

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David Lynch

As might be expected from a master of confusion, David Lynch: The Art Life is no ordinary biopic. You can’t get more extraordinary than Lynch talking about Lynch. EYE also screens his short films The Grandmother and Six Men Getting Sick.

Narrated by Lynch, this documentary is not about his film career. Instead, Lynch talks about the past and how painting has defined his oeuvre. As Lynn recalls scenes from his youth, his own artworks are expertly edited into the documentary to fit his recollections. Moving around in his painting studio in the hills above Hollywood, he returns to the roots of his creativity.

In one of his anecdotes a relaxed Lynch recalls a strange episode in his native city Missoula– “My world was no bigger than a couple of blocks” – when he saw a naked woman wandering down the street crying. That was a mysterious moment, something that burst open his little world for an instant. It’s easy to draw a link with Twin Peaks, but the documentary refuses to go in for obvious interpretations. After a happy childhood, Lynch created his own world “full of glory and darkness”. This is what he calls 'The Art of Life', and Lynch is a past master.

Preceded by:

Six Men Getting Sick (David Lynch, 4')

Lynch made this experimental animation while studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lynch: "Fifty-seven seconds of growth and fire, and three seconds of vomit."

The Grandmother (David Lynch, 34')

A boy grows a loving grandmother to help him escape from his violent parents. Lynch: "Grandmothers get playful. And they relax a little, and they have unconditional love. And that's what this kid conjured up."

Duration
88 + 38 min.

Language
English, with Dutch subtitles

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