TWIN PEAKS Series Retrospective: Episodes 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14

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March 10, 2013, 3:00 P.M.

Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative invite all USC Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni to attend

Twin Peaks Series Retrospective:
Episodes 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14

 
3:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 10th, 2013
 
Followed by a Q&A with Catherine E. Coulson, Lori Eschler Frystak, Lesli Linka Glatter, Michael Horse, Peggy Lipton, Sara Markowitz, Harley Peyton, and Jonathan P. Shaw
 
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
 
There will be a 30-minute intermission between Episodes 2.12 & 2.13.
 
The Q&A will directly follow the screening of Episode 2.14.

About the Episodes

Episode 2.10: Dispute Between Brothers

As Cooper says his goodbyes, an FBI agent arrives to suspend him and investigate the unauthorized One-Eyed Jacks affair; the publisher of the Twin Peaks Gazette argues with his brother, the Mayor; Renault recruits Hank and Ernie to frame Cooper; Nadine, deluded that she's a teenager, enrolls in high school; Major Briggs, fishing with Cooper, has a strange encounter in the woods.

Directed by Tina Rathborne. Written by Tricia Brock.
Running time: 47 minutes.

 

Episode 2.11: Masked Ball

Cooper is investigated by the FBI and the DEA; Nadine falls for teen Mike Nelson; James gets room and board for helping a beautiful blond; Hank confronts Ben; Tremayne becomes Big Brother to a terror; Catherine forces Josie to become her maid; Andrew Packard turns up alive.

Directed by Duwayne Dunham. Written by Barry Pullman.
Running time: 47 minutes.

 

Episode 2.12: The Black Widow

Cooper finds cocaine at a deserted house Renault uses; Andy and Tremayne confront concerns of Nicky's past; a mentally decaying Ben has Bobby tail Hank; Dougie Milford dies under unusual circumstances; supernaturally superstrong Nadine joins the wrestling team; Major Briggs returns.

Directed by Caleb Deschanel. Written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels.
Running time: 46 minutes.

 

Episode 2.13: Checkmate

Cooper is held hostage by Renault; Andy and Tremayne pry into Nicky's past; Catherine professes her love for Ben; James succumbs to a treacherous Evelyn; Ed and Norma succumb to each other; Hank confronts Big Ed; Cooper's ex-partner Windom Earle makes a move.

Directed by Todd Holland. Written by Harley Peyton.
Running time: 46 minutes.

 

Episode 2.14: Double Play

Cooper confides to Truman his past experiences with Windom Earle; Earle meanwhile takes in Leo; Audrey strikes a business deal with Bobby; James realizes he has been set up; Josie's dangerous old lover, Thomas Eckhardt, appears.

Directed by Uli Edel. Written by Scott Frost.
Running time: 46 minutes.

 

About the Guests

CATHERINE E. COULSON (Actor, "The Log Lady")

Catherine E. Coulson is a member of the acting company of the Tony award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. This summer Catherine will be playing Peter Quince in OSF's production MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Recently she appeared in IFC’s PORTLANDIA and the USA network’s PSYCH. She has appeared in numerous feature films and MOW’s. She is perhaps best known for her role as The Log Lady in the series, TWIN PEAKS which she also hosted. She appears in TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME and is a long time colleague of David Lynch’s, having been cast in and then worked on ERASERHEAD; she plays the amputee in David Lynch’s short film THE AMPUTEE which was filmed when David was a fellow at the American Film Institute and Catherine was coordinating the Directing Workshop for Women at the Institute.

Catherine is the legal guardian of The Log which remains in a secure, undisclosed location.

LORI ESCHLER FRYSTAK (Music Editor)

Lori grew up in Montana, surrounded by wildlife. Always an early bird, she woke up to the sound of the river rushing by and hundreds of birds singing. By 9 years old she learned to make really strong coffee to coax her grandparents awake.

She has lived in southern California most of her adult life. She plays several instruments, has a degree in theatre from MSU, and enjoyed a successful career as a film music editor. She's best known for The Matrix, but Twin Peaks was her favorite job ever.

She currently works as a floral designer and owns Blossom Alliance, a floral design company in Miracle Mile.

LESLI LINKA GLATTER (Director: Episodes 1.6, 2.3, 2.6, 2.16)

Lesli Linka Glatter is a director of film, network, cable and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli's TV work includes Homeland, Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Justified, Nashville, Boss, True Blood, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Weeds, House, Heroes, The West WingNYPD Blue, ER and Freaks and Geeks, to name a few. Her first series was Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, followed by Twin Peaks, for which she received her first Directors Guild Award nomination. Lesli has also directed several pilots, including Grace, Gilmore Girls, In My Life, Newton and Pretty Little Liars. In addition, Lesli was the Co-Executive Producer/Director of Shawn Ryan's The Chicago Code and Co-Executive Producer/Director of NBC’s The Playboy Club, John Wells' Citizen Baines and this year, will be the Co-Executive Producer/Director of Homeland.

Lesli began her directing career through American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Her short film Tales of Meeting and Parting was nominated for an Academy Award, as well as winning numerous awards in festivals throughout the country.

Lesli made her feature film directorial debut with New Line’s coming-of-age comedy Now and Then, featuring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie O’Donnell and Christina Ricci, followed by Polygram’s romantic period drama The Proposition, featuring Kenneth Branagh, Madeleine Stowe and William Hurt. She directed HBO's State of Emergency, for which she received a Cable ACE nomination for Best Picture, as well as a Humanitas Award nomination. Lesli’s other HBO films include Into the Homeland and The Promise.

In 2010, Lesli was nominated for an Emmy for directing the Mad Men episode “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency,” as well as winning a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for the same episode. In 2013, she was nominated for her third Directors Guild Award for the Homeland episode “Q&A.” 

Lesli currently serves on the Board of the Directors Guild of America, the Western Directors Council and is the co-chair of the Diversity Task Force, as well as being an advisor at the Sundance Directors Lab.

Prior to her work as a director, Lesli was a modern dance choreographer, working throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

MICHAEL HORSE (Actor, "Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill")

Michael Horse, of Yaqui, Mescalero Apache and Zuni descent, was born in a place he calls ‘near Tucson.’ He comes from an artistically talented family of jewelers, potters and painters. As a young boy, he grew up in a culturally rich environment and was taught how important art is to the well being of the human spirit.

A true modern day renaissance man, Michael is a jeweler, actor, stunt man, sculptor, painter and activist. Michael had seen jewelry being made form the time he was a child. He learned how to make jewelry from family and other native artists who were kind enough to teach him. In the 1970’s, he would run in to people who needed their old jewelry repaired, so he started doing repairs on old pieces. It was around this time that he decided to be a jeweler. He found that being a jeweler was just something he did because he enjoyed it and something he did between other things, such as being a musician, an actor and a stunt man. He says, “In my early silversmith career, I liked to make larger pieces, large silver bolos, horse bridals, and actual hand made silver sculptures. Some day, I hope to have time to go back and reexamine these pieces and do similar work again. Currently, I am working on my own interpretation of some traditional tribal knives that are a combination of sculpture and silver fabrication.”

An accomplished actor, Michael has appeared in numerous television shows, movies and cartoons (his personal favorite), including Twin Peaks, Passenger 57, and the Native Canadian series, North of 60. As a linguist in several Native American languages, he has lent his voice and knowledge to a number of projects. Part owner of a production company in Oklahoma, Michael is in the midst of working on a documentary on Native American veterans, and is also on the board of the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Another strong interest of his is being an advocated for children. He is an inspiring motivational speaker for them, as well as a speaker on their behalf.

Michael Horse’s finely crafted jewelry, carvings, paintings and ledger art have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, Bonwit Teller in New York, and in galleries throughout the world. A 30-year retrospective of his work, “Dreams of Horses – The Collected Works of Michael Horse” was shown at the Southwest Museum in spring 1997. Michael co-curated the museum’s 2-year exhibit, “Spirit Horses,” and in the fall of 1998, the Southwest Museum at LACMA West, presented his one-man show of ledger art, “Images of the People, A Pictorial Journey.” His paintings and jewelry are currently available at the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, Kiva Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gathering Tribes in Berkeley, California, and on his website: www.michaelhorse.com.

PEGGY LIPTON (Actor, "Norma Jennings")

Peggy Lipton was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She modeled for Eileen Ford at 15 and attended Profession Children’s School in Manhattan. There she developed a keen interest in acting and studied with the famed Herbert Bergdorf at HB studio in the West Village. She moved with her family to Los Angeles at 17 and was discovered by a Hollywood agent dancing at a party. She was cast as the uber cool blond undercover cop in the successful TV series Mod Squad which ran on ABC for 5 years. During the last year of filming she met her husband Quincy Jones. They married for 14 years and have two daughters. After raising them, she went back to work in the cult classic Twin Peaks starring as Norma Jennings who ran the Double R Diner. She continued modeling for Calvin Klein, Vogue Italia and O magazine. She has spent time and lived in India, Italy and France. In 2005 she wrote a memoir entitled “Breathing Out” published by St Martin’s Press. It reached the top 25 in the New York Times Bestsellers List. She is currently writing another book and recently been cast in a reoccurring role on the Showtime series House of Lies, which premiered last February 2012.

SARA MARKOWITZ (Series Costume Designer)

Sara Markowitz is a costume designer, supervisor and shopper, who has worked on a multitude of different projects in film, television and even music videos. She started out as a wardrobe assistant on the 1986 film, Hamburger: the Motion Picture and quickly moved up in the industry. Sara has worked in costuming at studios such as Warner Bros., ABC, Walt Disney Television, CBS, 20th Century Fox and Paramount. Her work can be seen in television and movie titles such as: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Steven Spielberg's A.I., Coyote Ugly, Blow, Tattletale, General Hospital, Boy Meets World, Diresta, and Twin Peaks. Sara’s most recent costuming work can be seen in the hit television show The Big Bang Theory, in which she is the costume supervisor/shopper.

HARLEY PEYTON (Producer, Writer: Episodes 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.9, 2.12, 2.13, 2.15, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 2.22)

-­ Born and raised in Spokane, Washington.
-­ Educated at Harvard and Stanford and The California Institute for the Arts.
-­ First job? Script reader for various producers and companies including David Begelman who corrected my grammar.
-­ Second job? Read & synopsized every Brenda Starr comic strip ever written for Ernest Lehman, later typed up his novels; Lehman is one of the best men I ever met. -­? First thing Lehman said to me after I introduced myself? “That’s a great name for a writer.”
-­ Became writer.
-­ Adapted LESS THAN ZERO and survived the experience.
-­ Was asked by friend Mark Frost if I wanted to attend a screening of a pilot he wrote and produced with David Lynch.
-­ Went to screening and had my mind blown; artfully begged for job in aftermath.
-­ Worked as writer/producer for two seasons of Twin Peaks. Officially luckiest man in the world.
-­ Wrote some TV Pilots (several for Aaron Spelling who had a manservant in his office who offered you soup), wrote some TV shows (MOON OVER MIAMI), wrote some cable movies (ELMORE LEONARD’S GOLD COAST), wrote some movies (HEAVEN’S PRISONERS, BANDITS).
-­ Daughter Tess born in 2004; none of the above compares.
-­ Wrote pilot for Ridley Scott and Cirque du Soleil that remains unproduced and this pisses me off.
-­ Currently working as writer/producer on NBC’s DRACULA which is going to be very very good.
-­ Now attending Twin Peaks Series Retrospective at USC.

JONATHAN P. SHAW (Editor: Episodes 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 2.2, 2.25, 2.8, 2.11, 2.14, 2.17, 2.20)

Jonathan Shaw A.C.E. has an extensive background working with major studios and brands to create superior content in all formats. From feature films, documentaries, commercials and television his hands-on experience has helped to craft some of the most successful projects in both 2D and 3D. He worked as editor on many notable 2D features including Toy Story, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, and Little Giants, as well as prominent television shows such as Twin Peaks, Raising the Bar and Blind Justice. A very early adapter to 3D, his experience stretches back into the 1980′s with Jaws 3D and continues to this day with films for IMAX (Panda: The China Adventure) and National Geographic (Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure) and 3D commercials for Coca-Cola, Scion and Ford. His expertise in post-production has made him one of the most sought after 3D editor/producers in Hollywood. As a producer he is directly responsible for all the 3D marketing content for RealD, the global leader in 3D technologies. His successful philosophy is to be a 3D solution – providing clients with valued experience and guidance from creation to distribution.

About the Moderator

ALESSANDRO AGO is the Director of Programming and Special Projects at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he programs film screenings, festivals, guest speakers and special events. In addition to programming the popular undergraduate courses Theatrical Film Symposium, taught by Leonard Maltin, and Television Symposium, taught by Howard Rosenberg, Ago also curates Outside the Box [Office], a screening series dedicated to bringing new international, documentary and independent cinema to USC. During a typical semester, Outside the Box [Office] offers over 50 new pre-release movies to students, faculty and alumni, often followed by conversations with the filmmakers, which Ago moderates. He oversees all Deans Council Visions and Voices programming for the School of Cinematic Arts and has produced festivals celebrating the work of John Wayne, Roger Corman, Costa Gavras, Maurice Jarre, Albert Broccoli and the James Bond franchise, as well as world cinema showcases focusing on Japan, Italy, Bollywood and the Middle East and an ongoing series of Live in HD satellite broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Ago is currently teaching a course called Italian Genre Cinema and Society for the Italian Department at USC, and has taught two undergraduate courses for the SCA Summer Program: Transnational Nightmares and Filmmaking, Italian Style. He co-produced the 2006 & 2007 editions of Los Angeles - Italia: The Film, Fashion and Art Fest at Mann's Chinese 6-plex, as well as the 2006 Capri - Hollywood Film Festival in Capri, Italy. He also works for the Sundance Institute as a screener in the International Documentary Feature department, helping to select films for competition for the Sundance Film Festival.

Both an Italian and American citizen, he grew up in Washington D.C. and Rome, Italy. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Critical Studies division.

About the USC Twin Peaks Retrospective

Over the course of the Spring 2013 semester, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will host a complete series retrospective of ABC's landmark 1990 prime-time drama, Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch & Mark Frost. Each week, episodes of the series will be followed by in-depth Q&As with key cast & crew from the production. Coffee and pie and/or donuts will be served at intermission.

The complete series will be screened across seven Sunday afternoons from January through April 2013, with the following order (start times & running times will vary):

Sunday, January 27th at 4:00PM: Pilot, Episodes 1.2, 1.3
Sunday, February 10th at 2:30PM: Episodes 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8
Sunday, February 17th at 2:30PM: Episodes 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Sunday, March 3rd at 4:00PM: Episodes 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
Sunday, March 10th at 3:00PM: Episodes 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14
Sunday, March 24th at 3:00PM: Episodes 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19
Sunday, April 14th: Episodes 2.20, 2.21, 2.22

A 35mm screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me will take place in May 2013.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 2:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Free street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

About Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative

Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC's strategic plan; to communicate USC's core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC's core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one's community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.

For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices

Produced by Alessandro Ago for the USC School of Cinematic Arts

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu