Show trailer


To view this video, you need to accept cookies click here

David Lynch: The Art Life

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.

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. 

The digitally restored (4K) David Lynch classic Eraserhead will be screened as from November 23rd is Dutch cinemas.

general information

opening hours

Daily 10am - 7pm

Sun to Thu 10am - 10pm*
Fri & Sat10am - 11pm*
*depending on the final screening

more information

admission prices


regular€ 10,-
discount € 8,50
friends of EYE€ 7,50
museumcard & IAmsterdam citycardfree
children up to 11 yrs oldfree
children 12 to 18 yrs old€ 5,-
CJP€ 8,-
Cineville€ 8,-
combi ticket (exhibition & film)€ 16,50


(Please note during festivals or special programs these prices may differ)

friends of EYE€7,50
children up to 11 yrs old€7,50
Cineville, NFC, KNF

free (surcharge may apply)

10 tickets pass€80,-


more information


EYE is right opposite Amsterdam Central station on the north side of the river IJ. EYE is reached easily with the free ferry which sails 24/7, we are also easily accessible by car.

more information

National Screenings

Amsterdam, LAB111, t. 020 616 9994,

Delft, Filmhuis Lumen, t. 015 2140226,