If a new movie or television series from director David Lynch is often hailed as an event, what do we call a literal event hosted by Lynch himself? A weekend gathering that takes place annually on both coasts (New York and Los Angeles), Lynch's Festival of Disruption is an all-out immersion into the welcoming yet cryptic, exciting yet mysterious mind of the Montana-bred auteur behind Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Dr. and many more works of art.

Featuring screenings, live music, cast reunion panels, and a push for the advancement of Transcendental Meditation (of which Lynch is a major advocate for), these completely sold out events are an amalgamation of a fan convention, concert, party, and pop-up museum in one. The next Los Angeles edition will be taking place October 13th and 14th, 2018 at the Theater at Ace Hotel, and to celebrate the occasion, the David Lynch Foundation has slightly pulled back the curtain below to show what one can expect.

Slickly produced, the video above proves that:

  1. Yes, Lynch is fully behind these events and often shows up to discuss his films and Transcendental Meditation (TM)
  2. The festival allows you to literally step inside the world of Lynch's films (The Red Room from Twin Peaks and the stage from Eraserhead feel like photo opportunities you didn't realize you craved)
  3. The weekend is as much about the filmmaker as it is about his widely scrutinized public persona.
  4. Mel Brooks, a producer on Lynch's The Elephant Man, and Bill Hader, an active participant in TM, could show up at any moment. 

Less a theme park attraction than a live themed performance taking place over multiple days, Festival of Disruption is always a sought-after ticket, and the next edition, featuring Francis Ford Coppola (presenting his Robin Williams-starring Jack?!), Grace Jones, Jeff Goldblum, Amber Tamblyn, Carrie Brownstein, and Barry Gifford (the novelist of Wild at Heart, the source material that Lynch based his film adaptation on), looks to be its most jam-packed yet. And of course, Lynch will be attending, complete with coffee and doughnuts.

To purchase tickets to the Los Angeles edition taking place on October 13th and 14th, 2018 at the Theater at Ace Hotel, click here

For more information on Festival of Disruption, click here.