Over the course of the spring 2013 semester, we will present a complete series retrospective of ABC’s landmark 1990 primetime drama, Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. The critically acclaimed series and pop culture favorite had everyone in America asking, “Who killed Laura Palmer?” and the subsequent exploration into the fictional small town of Twin Peaks captivated the television audience for two seasons. Throughout the spring, episodes of the series will be screened followed by in-depth Q&As with key cast and crew from the production. These screenings will culminate with a special 35MM presentation of the 1992 feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which serves as a prequel to the series.
There will be a 30-minute intermission between the Pilot and Episodes 1.2 & 1.3, during which coffee and pie will be served in Queens Courtyard.
Pilot: Northwest Passage
Directed by David Lynch. Written by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Running time: 94 minutes.
In the feature-length pilot episode, the small town of Twin Peaks, Washington, is shaken up when the body of high school student Laura Palmer is discovered.
Episode 1.2: Traces to Nowhere
Directed by Duwayne Dunham. Written by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Running time: 46 minutes.
FBI Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry Truman discover more about the troubled secret life of the murdered Laura Palmer.
Episode 1.3: Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer
Directed by David Lynch. Written by David Lynch and Mark Frost. Running time: 47 minutes.
Followed by Q&A with Mark Frost (Co-Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer), Duwayne Dunham (Director: Episodes 1.2, 2.11 & 2.18, Editor: Pilot & 2.1), Ron García (Director of Photography: Pilot & Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me) and Grace Zabriskie (Actor, “Sarah Palmer”).
FBI Agent Dale Cooper demonstrates an unusual deductive technique for the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department to narrow down the murder suspects.
The complete series will be screened across seven Sunday afternoons from January through April 2013 as follows:
Sunday, January 27, 4 p.m.: Pilot, Episodes 1.2, 1.3
Sunday, February 10, 2:30 p.m.: Episodes 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8
Sunday, February 17, 2:30 p.m.: Episodes 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Sunday, March 3: Episodes 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
Sunday, March 10: Episodes 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14
Sunday, March 24: Episodes 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19
Sunday, April 14: Episodes 2.20, 2.21, 2.22
A 35MM screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me will take place in May 2013.
Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
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