The David Lynch Foundation Celebrates Successful Second FESTIVAL OF DISRUPTION

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The David Lynch Foundation
Celebrates Successful Second
Featuring The Talents Of:
David Lynch * Bon Iver * The Kills * TV On The Radio * Sharon Van Etten * Laura Marling * Reggie Watts * Bill Hader * Pete Holmes * Moby * Shepard Fairey * Ed Ruscha *William Eggleston * Sheryl Lee * Bob Roth * Twin Peaks Collaborators: Sabrina Sutherland, Duwayne Dunham, Dean Hurley, Peter Deming & Gary D’Amico
Net Proceeds Benefit the David Lynch Foundation
Presenting sponsor ALEX AND ANI debuted Lynch-designed jewelry supporting
the David Lynch Foundation

Los Angeles, CA – October 17, 2017 – This weekend, the David Lynch Foundation returned to The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for a stunning second iteration of the
Festival of Disruption. Curated entirely by David Lynch, the festival transformed the venue once again into a unique landscape entwining music, film, visual and performing arts and meditation in a way only the visionary auteur filmmaker and artist could.
Attendees were greeted with iconic David Lynch quotes and idioms alongside eye-catching, colorful festival graphics, setting the scene before they even stepped foot inside. Adding to the immersive feel, Polaroid Originals welcomed festivalgoers to a transformed Red Room set complete with props from the set of Twin Peaks: The Return, where visitors captured their own one-of-a-kind Polaroid photos. Food trucks courtesy of The Infatuation brought Lynch-themed local fare, while the hotel restaurant offered a special menu of Lynchian snacks – including David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee, donuts and miniature cherry pies – and cocktails. Presenting sponsor ALEX AND ANI debuted a limited edition line of David Lynch-designed products at the festival, with proceeds going to support the Foundation.
Each day kicked off with meditation led by David Lynch Foundation CEO Bob Roth joined by comedians Pete Holmes and Bill Hader, who both had the audience laughing and reflecting in equal measure. Attendees flocked to the hotel’s mezzanine to explore art exhibits by David Lynch and William Eggleston and meditation exercises from Brian Eno’s Reflection, or revisited Lynchian favorites and rarities at afternoon screenings of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Los Angeles Play Itself, Don’t Look At Me and rare David Lynch shorts from the director’s expansive archive.
Visitors were also treated to cross-disciplinary discussions by artist Ed Ruscha, Twin Peaks actress Sheryl Lee and Twin Peaks collaborators Sabrina Sutherland, Duwayne Dunham, Dean Hurley, Peter Deming & Gary D’Amico, all moderated by David Lynch’s official biographer Kristine McKenna. Sunday afternoon, David Lynch himself took the stage to a packed house to speak on Twin Peaks, his creative process and the Foundation’s charitable mission, before the Candie Girls from Twin Peaks: The Return helped take questions from the audience.
Festival-goers who visited the SHOWTIME Merch Booth were treated to surprise appearances from Twin Peaks’ own Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), and John Pirruccello, recognizable as Deputy Chad from Twin Peaks: The Return, and the Candie Girls, who greeted fans and snapped photos.
As evening descended, fans congregated in the lobby to enjoy DJ sets from Moby and Shepard Fairey before moving into the Theatre for inspirational, one-of-a-kind performances from Bon Iver (in a very rare Justin Vernon solo set), The Kills, TV On The Radio, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten and Reggie Watts, who had audience members dancing, laughing and listening rapturously with their eclectic and unexpected sets. Wrapping up the festival was a captivating performance from Rebekah del Rio and a surprise announcement from Bob Roth – that the festival’s next stop will be New York City before returning home to Los Angeles once again in the Fall..
Proceeds from the festival benefitted the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is reducing toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations, including victims of domestic violence, veterans suffering from PTSD, and underserved urban youth, through the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique.  The Foundation has reached more than 500,000 people since founding in 2005.  For additional information on the work of the Foundation, or to subscribe for news about its programs and events, visit


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