FESTIVAL OF DISRUPTION
FESTIVAL OF DISRUPTION
Curated by David Lynch
Teams up with SHOWTIME® and Collider Games for the First Look at Twin Peaks VR
Los Angeles, CA // October 13-14, 2018 // The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Additional ticket types available including single day passes and daytime and evening passes, starting at $55
Net Proceeds Benefit the David Lynch Foundation
Los Angeles, CA – The Festival of Disruption and SHOWTIME® have teamed up with Collider Games to bring a first look of Twin Peaks VR to the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on October 13th and 14th. Joining the recently-announced additions of Mercury Rev, TOKiMONSTA, Saint Motel, and the U.S. premieres of David Lynch’s Fetish photography and Christian Louboutin’s Fetish objects, Twin Peaks VR takes the surreal world created by David Lynch and lets players explore its depths. CLICK HERE for tickets to the immersive festival curated entirely by auteur filmmaker/artist David Lynch and presented by ALEX AND ANI.
Bringing life to the world of TWIN PEAKS like never before, Twin Peaks VR includes iconic moments and settings from 2017’s 18-part limited event series TWIN PEAKS, as well as the original landmark television series. Utilizing lines and sounds from the show itself, players will travel to Glastonbury Grove, only to end up in the puzzling Red Room. Fans of the series will follow in the footsteps of Special Agent Dale Cooper and try to make their way back into the life they left behind. Twin Peaks VR is being developed for HTC vive and Oculus Rift and will be available on Steam.
Leading the daytime programming, David Lynch himself will participate in an audience Q&A moderated by John Horn (host of NPR’s The Frame) while attendees are treated to complimentary coffee and donuts. Multiple Academy Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola will also give an audience Q&A after a screening of his 1996 film “Jack” starring Robin Williams.
“I thought it would be interesting to show what is usually considered my worst film. As films are generally like your children you tend to favor those that are the most disadvantaged.” – Francis Ford Coppola
Other highlights include a rare stateside visit from legendary performer Grace Jones, who will discuss and screen her documentary “Bloodlight and Bami,” rising star rapper Vic Mensa and the second-ever performance from longtime Lynch fan Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas) and DJ QBert, whose unique set will feature music inspired by David’s work.
In a performance sure to delight longtime Lynch aficionados, renowned classical ensemble Dover Quartet will play music from their Twin Peaks Suite, while Nashville musician Justin Johnson, whom Lynch discovered on YouTube, will treat festival-goers to his signature approach to blues and roots music. Longtime David Lynch Foundation supporters Dylan Carlson (Earth) and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) will also perform during Festival of Disruption, while writer Barry Gifford will be featured in conversation in tandem with a screening of “Wild at Heart,” Lynch’s 1990 film adaptation of Gifford’s book of the same name.
Highlighting Lynch’s ongoing involvement in multiple artistic motifs, the festival will stage the U.S. premiere of his photography and Christian Louboutin’s sculptures entitled “Fetish,” first presented in 2007 at Galerie du Passage.
Proceeds from Festival of Disruption benefit the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is reducing toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations, including victims of domestic violence, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, and underserved urban youth, through the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. In line with this mission, the festival will welcome New York Times best-selling author Dr. Norman Rosenthal to discuss the psychological benefits of TM.
About COLLIDER GAMES:
Collider Games is an extension of Collider Cryptomedia, developing both VR games, and gaming industry coverage. Helmed by game industry veteran Marc Fernandez, Collider Games has a unique perspective on the industry that no one else can offer.
About Twin Peaks on SHOWTIME:
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the SHOWTIME limited event series picked up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. TWIN PEAKS was written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland. All parts are currently available on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung, and Xbox One. Consumers can also watch all 18 parts of TWIN PEAKS on SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, and YouTube TV. For more information about TWIN PEAKS, go to: http://twinpeaksonshowtime.com
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