TRAILER: The Art Life

NEW YORK TIMES: Bouncing his young daughter on his knee, or at work in his studio, Mr. Lynch is less cryptic in this film directed by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm than in the 2007 documentary “Lynch.” Mr. Lynch charts the shift from an idyllic early childhood in Idaho to a darker period after a family move to Virginia. He repeatedly credits the encouragement of the artist Bushnell Keeler and he calls Philadelphia, where he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a city that would “suck your happiness away and fill you with sadness and fear.” (Images of his paintings and a rumbling Lynchian score infuse even his folksiest utterances with a sense of menace.) MORE