Blu-ray, DVD Release: David Lynch: The Art Life

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 26, 2017
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.59
Studio: Criterion

A rare glimpse into the mind of one of cinema’s most enigmatic visionaries, the 2016 documentary film David Lynch: The Art Life offers an absorbing portrait of the artist, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself.

From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles–in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies.

This chronicle by directors Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm reveals the story behind Lynch’s early years as a painter and director drawn to the phantasmagoric, while also illuminating his enduring commitment to what he calls the “the art life”: “You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it.”

Criterion’s editions of the movie include the following:

* High-definition digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* New interview with co-director Jon Nguyen
* A new essay by critic Dennis Lim

Buy or Rent David Lynch: The Art Life

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.