David Lynch

“Life is a festival of disruption,” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi once said. David Lynch is now set to live by this quote by “creating a mysterious & beautiful world” with the just-announced Festival of Disruption. Set to occur October 8 and 9 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, on the film side, it will feature screenings of The Elephant Man, rare shorts from Lynch, and the documentary Blue Velvet Revisited. (It’s not mentioned, but this would be the ideal place to show off some of the new Twin Peaks, if you are listening, Showtime.)

On the music side, there will be performances from St. Vincent, Sky Ferreira, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, composer Angelo Badalamenti, Xiu Xiu, DJ’ing from Questlove, and more. Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern will also participate in a talk, while Mel Brooks will give his own, as well as Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. That’s not all, as Lynch’s new photography will be on display, Chris Milk will exhibit a virtual reality piece, and more. All in all, it sounds as promising as the finest established multimedia festivals — and this is only its first year.

See more on the site (including tickets) and check out a teaser for the festival below along with a recent video essay on how Lynch’s films go beyond realms and reality.

Festival of Disruption

Festival of Disruption runs from October 8-9 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. See more details on the official site.

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