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TWIN PEAKS Series Retrospective: Episodes 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19

March 24, 2013, 3:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, 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 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19

3:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Followed by a Q&A with Caleb Deschanel, Mary Jo Deschanel, Robyn Lively, Chris Mulkey, Kimmy Robertson, Wendy Robie, and Kenneth Welsh
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
There will be a 30-minute intermission between Episodes 2.17 & 2.18.
The Q&A will directly follow the screening of Episode 2.19.

About the Episodes

Episode 2.15: Slaves and Masters

Cooper finds some evidence about who shot him, and gets help from the town's resident chess master in matching wits with Windom Earle in the deadly chess game; Donna makes a desperate plea to save James; Nadine surprises Ed and Norma; Catherine uses Josie to lure Eckhardt.

Directed by Diane Keaton. Written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels.
Running time: 46 minutes.


Episode 2.16: The Condemned Woman

Ed proposes to Norma; James and Donna break up; Audrey meets a handsome, wealthy admirer from her past; Earle mails a puzzle to Audrey, Shelly and Donna; Josie makes a confession, after a dreaded encounter with Thomas Eckhardt; Cooper has another vision.

Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. Written by Tricia Block.
Running time: 47 minutes.


Episode 2.17: Wounds and Scars

Cooper is attracted to Norma's sister, Annie, returning to the world from a convent; Truman withdraws from everyone; Donna receives a macabre family visitor; Audrey falls for Wheeler; Nadine and her teenage beau Mike Nelson check into the Great Northern Hotel; Ben hosts an environmental benefit.

Directed by James Foley. Written by Barry Pullman.
Running time: 46 minutes.


Episode 2.18: On the Wings of Love

Cooper and the Sheriff's Department go spelunking in Owl Cave; Truman awakens in the murderous embrace of a naked woman; Windom Earle insinuates himself into the lives of potential victims; Audrey and Donna see Mrs. Hayward meet with Ben.

Directed by Duwayne Dunham. Written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels.
Running time: 46 minutes.


Episode 2.19: Variations on Relations

Cooper and Truman try to decipher the hieroglyph from Owl Cave; plans for the Miss Twin Peaks contest get underway; Tremayne holds a wine tasting at the Great Northern Hotel; Cooper falls for Annie, and Gordon for Shelley; Windom Earle makes his next move.

Directed by Jonathan Sanger. Written by Mark Frost and Harley Peyton.
Running time: 47 minutes.


About the Guests

CALEB DESCHANEL (Director: Episodes 1.7, 2.8, 2.12)

Bio coming soon.

MARY JO DESCHANEL (Actor, "Eileen Hayward")

Bio coming soon.

ROBYN LIVELY (Actor, "Lana Budding Milford")

Robyn Lively has been acting since she was six years old and has been in a number of television shows and movies since then, including being nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in ABC's LESS THAN PERFECT DAUGHTER. Her television credits include recurring roles in ABC's TWIN PEAKS and DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D., CHICAGO HOPE for FOX, TNT's SAVING GRACE and was the lead in The Warner Bros. Television Series SAVANNAH opposite Ray Wise, her body of television credits speaks for itself. On the feature side Robyn has starred in the third installment of THE KARATE KID, BROTHER'S KEEPER with Michael Rooker and is in production on the independent feature OPEN HEART opposite, Abigail Spencer and Matt Lillard.

CHRIS MULKEY (Actor, "Hank Jennings")

Bio coming soon.

KIMMY ROBERTSON (Actor, "Lucy Moran")

Kimmy Robertson was born in Los Angeles. She began her career as a ballet dancer, but her distinctive sense of humor and quirky style brought her to the attention of an agent and soon after was hired for a role in the teen comedy The Last American Virgin. She danced and acted in other films before landing the role of Lucy Moran on ABC's Twin Peaks. Since then she has appeared in other television shows and films including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Stuart Little.

WENDY ROBIE (Actor, "Nadine Hurley")

Wendy Robie is currently in production as "Lucinda" in Southbridge for the Chicago Dramatists. Other Chicago credits include Private Lives, Richard III, Hamlet, and Hecuba with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre,  Sense and Sensibility with Northlight Theatre, Float with About Face Theatre, Mother Courage with Steppenwolf Theatre, Trojan Women with The Goodman (Jeff nom for Best Supporting Actress), A Delicate Balance with Remy Bumppo, Omnium Gatherum, Far Away, The Love Song of J Robert Oppenheimer, The Long Christmas Ride Home and Entertaining Mr. Sloane with The Next Theatre. Outside the US, Robie appeared as "Regan" in Brian Bedford’s King Lear at the 2007 Stratford Festival of Canada, and as "Bishop" in Joan Dark with the Linz, Austria 09 Kulturhouptstadt. Regional credits include Sense and Sensibility with Actors Theatre of Louisville, To Kill a Mockingbird with Kansas City Repertory, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Phoenix Theatre, AZ, Macbeth at Los Angeles Theatre Center, Rembrandt’s Gift with Madison Repertory, WI, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Little Foxes with Portland Repertory, OR., Ghost in The Machine for South Coast Repertory, (Dramalogue Award, lead actress).

Film credits include Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs and the recently released Were the World Mine. TV credits include two seasons as "Nadine" in David Lynch & Mark Frost's Twin Peaks. Robie received the Chicago After Dark Award for Outstanding Season for 2005.

KENNETH WELSH (Actor, "Windom Earle")

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Kenneth Welsh received his theatre training at the University of Alberta and the National Theatre School of Canada.

In New York City Mr. Welsh starred in the North American premieres of Tom Stoppard’s THE REAL THING, Andy Bergman’s SOCIAL SECUIRTY, Sam Shepard’s CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS, David Mercer’s RIDE A COCK HORSE, Edna O’Brien’s VIRGINIA, Christopher Hampton’s TREATSand FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE by Terence McNally opposite Kathy Bates. He also starred in the revival of Lillian Hellman’s THE LITTLE FOXES at the Lincoln Center., with Stockard Channing. He wrote and performed his cabaret piece “Standup Shakespeare”, off Broadway, directed by Mike Nichols.

In his recent return to the stage, with the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto Mr. Welsh has starred in David French’s LEAVING HOME and, most recently OF THE FIELDS, LATELY. His solo performance in Dylan Thomas’ UNDER MILKWOOD garnered enormous critical praise.He appeared in the Canadian premiere of Tom Stoppard’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL at Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company and Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre and most recently starred in THE HOMECOMING at ACT in San Francisco.

Mr. Welsh’s list of film and television credits is as impressive as it is long. Here are a few recent examples: THE STORY OF LUKE (Alonso Filomeno Mayo), COTTAGE COUNTRY (Whizbang), TRACING IRIS (Filmworks), SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (George Romero), NOTHING REALLY MATTERS(Jean Marc Pichet), ADORATION (Atom Egoyan), THE LAST TEMPLAR (NBC), GREY GARDENS (HBO) and BOOKY AND THE SECRET SANTA (CBC).


A multiple Gemini award winner, Drama League and ACTRA Award recipient Kenneth Welsh has received an honourary doctorate from the University of Alberta, the Gascon-Thomas Award from the National Theatre School and is a recipient of the Earl Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is also a Member of the Order of Canada.


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 at 4:00PM: 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.


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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