Free entrance event (subject to availability)
After a great success at Festival de Cannes the director strikes back in town for a special event
Lucca, after Los Angeles and Cannes, will play host to David Lynch and Twin Peaks with a special night event scheduled for Thursday June 22 at 8.45 pm at Cinema Astra and organized by Lucca Film Festival – Europa Cinema and Sky Atlantic HD, the TV channel broadcasting, in exclusive in Italy, the third season of the cult TV series. “I love continuing stories” replied David Lynch back in 2014 when, as a guest of honor at the Lucca Film Festival, he was asked whether he would ever make the new season of Twin Peaks. The U.S. filmmaker returns to make his audience keep on dreaming and to follow the progress of the transcendental meditation project “Meditate Lucca”, launched three years ago by the Fondazione David Lynch at the Higher Education Institute ISI Pertini of Lucca and now the object of a scientific research study by the school IMT Alti Studi Lucca. And it is specifically thanks to the common passions and friendships established in the city that Mr. Lynch decided to give the promoters of the Festival -one of the flagship events organized and supported by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca – the screening of the first two episodes of the third season of Twin Peaks in the cinematic presentation, which will be introduced by Lynch to the audience in the hall and shown in the original language with subtitles as in the last Cannes Film Festival, where the director was greeted with a standing ovation by the audience and the critics alike.
The main sponsors of the event are Banca Generali and Banca Pictet, whereas the exhibits are produced with the support of Banca Societe Generale. The organization of the Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema is also made possible thanks to the funds made available by Funder35 and enjoys the support of Gesam Gas & Luce S.p.A Istituto Luce Cinecittà S.r.l., Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Baldini Vernici, Lucar S.p.A Lions Club Lucca Le Mura, Alleanza Assicurazioni S.p.A, Luccaorganizza, Il Ciocco S.p.A, MiBACT (the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism), the Region of Tuscany, the City of Lucca, the City of Viareggio, the Province of Lucca with the collaboration and co-production of the Giglio Theatre in Lucca, Consociazione Nazionale donatori di sangue Fratres, Fondazione Giacomo Puccini e Puccini Museum – Casa Natale, Fondazione Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, Fondazione Mario Tobino, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Martinelli Luce, CG Entertainment, Fondazione Centro Arti Visive e Fondazione UIBI. Thanks also to Lucca Comics & Games, Trenitalia Regional Management, Unicoop Firenze and to the Degree Course in Performing Arts and Civilization Department of Communication and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa, Photolux Festival and App18 for their collaboration.
The Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema is an annual event that celebrates and promotes cinematic culture. The Festival is able to engage an ever-growing public through screenings, exhibitions, conferences and performances, which range from mainstream to experimental cinema. Throughout its history, Lucca Film Festival has excelled thanks to its ambitious and well-researched programming. The Festival has paid tribute to celebrated figures in the cinema world while at the same time rediscovering other notable names and identifying up-and-coming talents. The beautiful cities of Lucca and Viareggio contribute to the Festival’s appeal, serving as the stunning backdrop to an event that has become a much awaited and not-to-be-missed happening in Italy and Europe.
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