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TWIN PEAKS Series Retrospective: Episodes 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

March 3, 2013, 4:00 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 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

4:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Followed by a Q&A with Frank Byers, Stephen Gibson Camp, Tim Hunter, Piper Laurie, Jeffrey Moore, Rich Robinson, Al Strobel, Mary Sweeney, and Paul Trejo
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
There will be a 30-minute intermission between Episodes 2.8 & 2.9.
The Q&A will directly follow the screening of Episode 2.9.

About the Episodes

The Simpsons - s09e03 - Lisa's Sax - Twin Peaks from Jacek on Vimeo.

Episode 2.6: Demons

Donna and Madeleine fear an enraged Harold Smith; Shelly and Bobby, hold a "welcome home" party for the comatose Leo; Cooper's boss, Gordon Cole, visits to warn Cooper of threats; Josie strikes a deal with Ben and leaves with Jonathan; the one-armed man reveals some information about "Bob".

Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. Written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels.
Running time: 47 minutes.


Episode 2.7: Lonely Souls

Ben is brought in for questioning after Audrey confronts him about One-Eyed Jacks and passes the information to Cooper; Andy ponders the meaning of Harold Smith's note; having misjudged the money due them, Shelly and Bobby are cash-strapped; Bobby finds a microcassette of Leo's; Madeleine prepares to go home; Pete learns Tojamura's plans.

Directed by David Lynch. Written by Mark Frost.
Running time: 47 minutes.


Episode 2.8: Drive with a Dead Girl

Norma's visiting mother introduces her new husband, unaware of his connections to Hank; Lucy returns, with her sister; Bobby decides to blackmail Ben, who also gets a tape-recorded ultimatum; the one-armed man leads to a grisly discovery.

Directed by Caleb Deschanel. Written by Scott Frost.
Running time: 47 minutes.


Episode 2.9: Arbitrary Law

From a piece of Laura's secret diary, Cooper discovers he and Laura shared the same dream, with her message in it leading him to her killer; Catherine tricks Ben into signing away the mill; Lucy, Andy and Tremayne confront each other over her pregnancy.

Directed by Tim Hunter. Written by Mark Frost, Harley Peyton, and Robert Engels.
Running time: 46 minutes.


About the Guests

FRANK BYERS (Director of Photography)

Bio coming soon.


Bio coming soon.

TIM HUNTER (Director: Episodes 1.5, 2.9 & 2.21)

Tim Hunter was born in 1947 in Los Angeles, and later moved to New York City. He attended Harvard ('68), and was in the first year class of the AFI. In 1979, he wrote his way into the film business with Over The Edge, co-written with his friend Charlie Haas. Hunter directed episodes 1.5, 2.21, and 2.9 of Twin Peaks as well as numerous other television shows since then. Most notably, he directed episodes of Mad Men, Law & Order, Dexter, Nip/Tuck, Glee, Revenge, and Breaking Bad. He has also written and directed a number of films throughout his career, including Tex, River's Edge and Control. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he continues to actively direct film and television shows.

PIPER LAURIE (Actor: "Catherine Martell")

Piper Laurie signed her first contract for Universal Studios at the age of 17.  Since then, she has starred in nearly 50 features films, countless television shows, and theatrical productions.

Ms. Laurie made a lasting impact on the burgeoning business of live television; memorable credits include appearances on the classic shows Studio One in Hollywood, G.E. Theater hosted by Ronald Reagan, and Playhouse 90. Her role as “Kirsten Clay” in that show’s original 1956 version of Days of Wine and Roses garnered her the first of her 12 Emmy Nominations. Of those 12, she would go on to win for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work in the television movie Promise.
Her onstage and television work led her to be cast opposite Paul Newman in The Hustler, for which she earned the first of three Academy Award Nominations. She played one of Stephen King’s most memorable villains in -- and received a second nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for -- the thriller Carrie. She would be nominated in the same category for Children of a Lesser God.
Later in her career, Ms. Laurie made memorable guest appearances on a variety of television series (St. Elsewhere, Frasier, Will & Grace, Law & Order: SVU, and ER) and won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in the cult classic Twin Peaks.
Ms. Laurie will release her autobiography, Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir, in June 2011. She wrote and directed the first part of a film trilogy based on the short stories of James Lasdan and, as a theatrical director, she helped develop the 2010 Drama Desk Award-winning Zero Hour, written by and starring Jim Brochu.

JEFFREY MOORE (Property Master)

Jeff Moore has been working in TV over the years but has mostly been running a restaurant in Sedona for the last 15+ years. He had a very successful business there and is still an investor in a new restaurant, and has recently wrote & co-wrote, as well as pitched, 2 reality shows, along with writing and recording a theme song for them. Music is a big part of his life again and he writes and records in his studio. He was on a major label in the 80's, and also has a number of Art projects that he's working on, some of which will be shown some at Son Silver West Gallery in Sedona, AZ. He currently works on the show "Scandal" and is always looking for the next TP. The closest he's come to that was when he worked on "Pushing Daisies".

RICH ROBINSON (Property Assistant)

Bio coming soon.

AL STROBEL (Actor: "Philip Michael Gerard / One-Armed Man")

Al was raised in a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Madison, WI, studied nuclear engineering at UW. and practiced architecture in Madison, San Francisco. and Eugene, OR. In 1964 he outfitted a 67 passenger school bus to house 12 people and toured remote Central America for 4 months. It was the worlds first hippy painted school bus.

During the summer of love in San Francisco he performed in a long running production of The Three Penny Opera with Jack Nance and Catherine Coulson.

He built his home deep in the Oregon woods without the use of power tools, electricity, or running water.

Theatre had been one of his primary hobbies since he was 10. In the early 70s he studied it academically and earned awards and degrees in Theatre and Broadcasting from the University of Oregon. He pursued these interests professionally until his retirement. In the 80s and 90s he served as President and National Board Member for the Portland, OR Branch of SAG/AFTRA and was one of the original advocates for the merger.

Al's must unfulfilled wish is to be a part of an enterprise that brings the experience of regional live theatre into the home via cable or internet.

MARY SWEENEY (Script Supervisor, Editor: Episode 2.7 & Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me)

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor, Professor Sweeney is a long time collaborator of David Lynch. Beginning with BLUE VELVET (1986,) she edited TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (1990,) LOST HIGHWAY (1997,) THE STRAIGHT STORY (2000,) and MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001,) for which she won the British Academy Award for Best Editing. Sweeney’s producing credits date to 1994 with NADJA, directed by Michael Almereyda, and include LOST HIGHWAY, THE STRAIGHT STORY, MULHOLLAND DRIVE and INLAND EMPIRE, directed by Lynch, as well as her directorial debut, BARABOO. In addition to producing and editing, she wrote the screenplay for THE STRAIGHT STORY, which earned Richard Farnsworth an Academy Award nomination. Sweeney edited BARABOO, based on her original screenplay.  Baraboo has been awarded a prize for Best First Feature at the Galway Film Festival, and a jury prize for Best Director and Best Feature at the Wisconsin Film Festival. Sweeney is an Associate Professor of Screenwriting at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is a Trustee of the Board of Film Independent, sponsor of the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

PAUL TREJO (Editor: Episodes 1.5, 1.8, 2.3, 2.6, 2.9, 2.12, 2.15, 2.18, 2.21)

Paul Trejo worked in New York for years as everything from assistant editor, sound/music editor on dozens of films such as Coppola’s Cotton Club, Rumble Fish, DePalma’s Scarface, Fosse’s All that Jazz, and Scorsese’s BAD video.

He relocated to LA in 1988, and a year later, landed on Twin Peaks as a picture editor. It was the last project where we cut on film. After that experience, it was all digital editing, employing many different systems. Between seasons of Twin Peaks, he cut the pilot for Beverly Hills 90210 on an early laser disc editing system. He became one of the few early electronic editors, with the first digitally edited studio release, Paramount’s Coneheads. Then moving to Skywalker Ranch for a year, beta-­?testing an early Avid system on George Lucas’s Radioland Murders.

Other credits include, Green Street Hooligans, Unknown, Chris Eyre’s SKINS, The Virginian, directed by Bill Pullman, and over 15 television pilots such as AWAKE, THIEF, BREAKOUT KINGS.

He's currently working with Joss Whedon on an undisclosed project.

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.

The Simpsons - s07e01 - Who Shot Mr. Burns - Twin Peaks from Jacek on Vimeo.

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 3:30 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.


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.

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Produced by Alessandro Ago for the USC School of Cinematic Arts

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