What was David Lynch’s life like before he shot ELEPHANT MAN and BLUE VELVET, MULHOLLAND DRIVE and the now continued cult series TWIN PEAKS?
In this doc, Lynch gives us insight into his life, starting with his childhood in picturesque Idaho. He studied painting at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a city “which sucks all joy from you and fill you with sadness and fear.”
Over the course of three years, the filmmakers interviewed Lynch over twenty times, showing him painting and in his daily work. An affecting (self-)portrait of the artist, from his childhood until now.