This is an exploration of David Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them." Viewers are provided with an intimate look at the artist from his compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, each leaving an indelible mark.