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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.

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opening hours

Daily 10am - 7pm

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

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admission prices

Exhibition - Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cao Guimarães

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



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

free (surcharge may apply)

10 tickets pass€80,-


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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.

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National Screenings

Amersfoort, De Lieve Vrouw, t. 033 - 422 65 55,

Amsterdam, Cinecenter, t. 020 – 623 66 15,

Amsterdam, EYE Filmmuseum, t. 020 589 1400,

Amsterdam, Filmhallen, t. 020 8208122,

Amsterdam, LAB111, t. 020 616 9994,

Amsterdam, Cinema The Movies, t. 020-6386016,

Amsterdam, Rialto, t. 020-6623488,

Bergen, Cinebergen, online kaartverkoop

Bussum, Filmhuis Bussum, t. 035 - 693 86 94,

Den Haag, Filmhuis Den Haag, t. 070 - 365 60 30,

Eindhoven, Natlab, t. 040 - 294 68 48 ,

Groningen, Groninger Forum, online ticketverkoop,

Helmond, Cacaofabriek,

Leeuwarden, Slieker Film, t. 058 – 205 03 20,

Nijmegen, Filmhuis O42, online kaartverkoop,

Rotterdam, Cinerama, t. 010 - 411 53 00,

Utrecht, Filmtheater ’t Hoogt, t. 030 - 232 83 88,

Utrecht, Louis Hartlooper Complex, t. 030 - 232 04 50,