Preview: Festival of Disruption

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On October 13th and 14th, the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will be overtaken by David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption. In a classically Lynchian fashion, the festival will be sure to overwhelm the senses, featuring an expansive variety of attractions. With so much going on, we’ve made a list of the most important things to hit so you don’t miss a thing.   ### 1\. Virtual Reality  Probably the biggest attraction of this year, the Festival of Disruption has teamed up with SHOWTIME and Collider Games to produce _Twin Peaks VR_. Taking scenes, moments, and settings from the cult-classic—as well as the 2017 series—this VR experience will take you to Glastonbury Grove and, in the _Twin Peaks_ tradition, Lynch’s famous Red Room.  ### 2\. Exhibit  If you like fine art, make sure to check out the festival’s exhibit, _Fetish_. Combining Lynch’s photography with Christian Louboutin’s sculptures, this exhibit presents Lynch’s commitment to art in every form. First presented in 2007 at Galerie du Passage, this will be _Fetish_’s first U.S. premiere.   ### 3\. Music  The Festival of Disruption will feature a wide array of musical acts, include Mercury Rev, TOKiMONSTA, and Saint Motel. Fans of Twin Peaks will enjoy music from _Twin Peaks Suite,_ played by The Dover Quartet. Also featured: performances by Justin Johnson, Dylan Carlson (Earth), and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire).   ### 4\. Live Score  RZA, one of the founders of the Wu-Tang Clan, will treat festival-goers to a reimagined version the kung-fu classic, _The 36th Chamber of Shoalin_. Taking scenes from the film and rescoring them with songs from Wu-Tang's discography, RZA will certainly add a new feel to the 1978 film.   ### 5\. Screenings  Audiences at the Festival of Disruption can enjoy film screenings, followed by Q&As with their directors. David Lynch leads the program with a discussion moderated by John Horn. Francis Ford Coppola will screen his film _Jack,_ offering his audience the opportunity to engage in conversations surrounding what people consider his worst film. Grace Jones will grace the states, screening and discussing her documentary, _Bloodlight and Bami._  ### 6\. Meditation  Sigur Rós’ Jónsi collaborates with Alex Somers and Paul Corley to produce a fully immersive experience called “Liminal Soundbath.” Providing meditative sound and light, this experience will feature sounds taken from their previous work. Followed by talks about meditation, festival-goers may enjoy engaging with their inner selves.   Proceeds from the Festival of Disruption go to the David Lynch Foundation, which aims to reduce toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations. This year’s festival is without a doubt going to be an overwhelming and enlightening experience. Make sure to pick up your tickets [here](https://www.axs.com/series/7234/david-lynch-s-festival-of-disruption-tickets?skin=acehotel).  * * *