DAVID LYNCH’S FESTIVAL OF DISRUPTION

N O W  P L A Y I N G   S T A R K  I N S I D E R !
FIRE IS COMING! FIRE IS COMING!
David Lynch hosts a surreal arts & music fest and the universe revels. Join Loin Stark as she heads to the legendary filmmaker’s
Festival of Disruption and experiences transcendental meditation, the iconic RED ROOM from Twin Peaks, and an unexpected and historic cinematic milestone. Plus: Bill Hader shares an Eraserhead story.

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