Fresh off of his Festival of Disruption in Brooklyn this past weekend, acclaimed writer, director and storyteller David Lynch will return to Los Angeles next month to discuss and celebrate the release of his upcoming memoir, “Room To Dream.” The event, branded as “An Evening With David Lynch,” will welcome fans to Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 21, and will be hosted by the local independent bookstore, Book Soup. According to the event’s press release, fans in attendance will be treated to a screening of Lynch’s original animated series “Dumbland,” followed by a conversation with “Room To Dream” co-author, Kristine McKenna.
“‘Room to Dream’ provides an unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family,” it reads in a statement shared to the venue’s Instagram, which can be read in full below. “Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition.”
Those heartaches and struggles are certainly referring to the 72-year-old’s very unique style of storytelling, which has been received by both wide acclaim over the years just as frequently as it has left others in confusion. Lynch’s most widely-known work could be considered his groundbreaking “Twin Peaks” television series, which initially aired back in 1990 and looks at a traditional murder mystery storyline through non-traditional surrealistic themes and character plots. The series returned to on-demand streaming in 2017 with the original actors and storylines continuing its unpredictable plot, with a little help from real-life musician cameos including Eddie Vedder, Nine Inch Nails and Sky Ferreira.
Lynch’s Festival of Disruption event at New York City’s Brooklyn Steel over the weekend welcomed musical performances from Angel Olsen, Animal Collective, Au Revoir Simone, Jim James and Flying Lotus, just to name a few. Blondie’s Debbie Harry and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy also attended the two-day event, as seen in the shared photography below.
Fans who attend the upcoming book-themed event on June 21 will also get the chance to have their copies signed by Lynch, with a limit of two per person. Tickets for the event are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.
On June 21, in celebration of his new memoir, Room to Dream, Book Soup will be presenting a screening of David Lynch’s original animated series Dumbland in its entirety, followed by David Lynch in conversation with co-author Krisitine McKenna. David Lynch’s memoir, Room to Dream provides an unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family. In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch's lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened. Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists. (Random House) “An excellent and unusual portrait of a one-of-a-kind artist. Essential for Lynch's fans but just as valuable to anyone interested in filmmaking, contemporary art, or the creative process in general.” – Library Journal Book signing to follow the conversation. David Lynch will be signing copies of Room to Dream only. Limit of 2 copies per person. #booksoup #booksoupevents #davidlynch #twinpeaks
David Lynch joined by James Murphy, Debbie Harry & Dana Ashbrook (aka Twin Peaks’ Bobby Briggs) at the Festival of Disruption kickoff party. Visit BrooklynVegan.com for more from the festival's first NYC edition. 📷 courtesy of Festival of Disruption & The David Lynch Foundation #davidlynch #jamesmurphy #debbieharry #danaashbrook #festivalofdisruption