2017 is shaping up to be a seminal year for the filmmaker and musician David Lynch. His wildly anticipated relaunch of “Twin Peaks” is currently airing on Showtime, and it’s every bit as weird and beguiling as fans of the original show could have hoped for. Now, Lynch has announced the return of his Festival of Disruption to The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and much like last year’s inaugural event, the festival offers a selection of music, film and art filtered through Lynch’s distinct creative sensibilities.
Bon Iver, The Kills, TV on the Radio, Sharon Van Etten, Laura Marling and Reggie Watts are booked as musical guests, while Moby and Shepard Fairey will perform DJ sets at the two-day event, scheduled for Oct. 14-15. Kristine McKenna, author of “Talk To Her,” will host a series of talks with Ed Ruscha, Bill Pullman and Laura Palmer herself, Sheryl Lee, as well as Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” collaborators Duwayne Dunham, Dean Hurley, Johanna Ray and Gary D’Amico. Film programming includes rare David Lynch shorts and his 1997 mindf*ck “Lost Highway,” as well as the documentary “Los Angeles Plays Itself.” The festival is rounded out by meditation sessions, an exhibition by photographer William Eggleston and something called the “David Lynch Polaroid Photobooth,” which already has our stomach churning in anticipation.
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Proceeds from the event will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which is dedicated to “healing traumatic stress and raising performance in at-risk populations.” So don’t miss out on this opportunity to support a worthy cause while spending a full weekend immersed in the works of one of our finest filmmaking talents. Pre-sale for the show begins tomorrow, May 31, at 10am with general on sale kicking off Friday, June 2. Click here to get your tickets, watch a recap of last year's Festival of Disruption in the video above and keep it on AXS.com for more news on this can’t-miss event.