After a successful inaugural run in New York in May, auteur David Lynch announced dates for the 4th annual Festival of Disruption to take place in Los Angeles at the Theatre at Ace Hotel October 13 and 14.
Unlike your standard film festivals, Festival of Disruption offers attendees an immersive experience combining live music, talks, screening and readings in addition to art exhibits by Lynch and fashion designer Christian Louboutin.
As with previous years, Lynch has personally curated the festival which will feature performances by RZA who will return to his Wu-Tang Clan roots to rescore the 1978 kung-fu film "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin," using tracks from Wu-Tang's catalogue. Another not-to-be missed artist in attendance will be the incomparable Grace Jones, who will be discussing her documentary "Bloodlight andBami."
Also unlike other film festivals, Festival of Disruption serves as a fundraiser for the David Lynch Foundation, a non-profit organization started in 2005 by Lynch to promote and teach Transcendental Meditation in schools and to at-risk members of society including military veterans, prison inmates, refugees and the homeless.
In a statement, Lynch could barely contain his excitement for the upcoming festival. "The Festival of Disruption is not only a music festival, it's also an art festival and forum for speakers to share ideas and inspire creativity," said Lynch. "It promotes Transcendental Meditation, as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to end suffering for the people and bring happiness and peace. The Festival of Disruption wants to disrupt the old bad, and bring in the new good!"
Tickets for the LA Festival of Disruption are on sale now.