TWIN PEAKS Series Retrospective: Episodes 2.20, 2.21, 2.22

April 14, 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 2.20, 2.21, 2.22 (Series Finale)

4:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Followed by a Q&A with Ian Buchanan, Julee Cruise, David Patrick Kelly, and Kyle MacLachlan
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
There will be a 30-minute intermission between Episodes 2.21 & 2.22.
The Q&A will directly follow the screening of Episode 2.22.

About the Episodes

Episode 2.20: The Path to the Black Lodge

Cooper and Truman continue to investigate the mystery of Owl Cave; Windom Earle snares Major Briggs; Cooper romances Annie; Donna makes a discovery on her birth certificate; Wheeler leaves suddenly after receiving urgent news.

Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. Written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels.
Running time: 46 minutes.


Episode 2.21: Miss Twin Peaks

Cooper and Truman decipher part of the secret of the Black Lodge; Cooper helps Annie prepare for the Miss Twin Peaks contest; Major Briggs escapes from Earle; Catherine continues her battle with the black box; Lucy chooses the father of her baby; Earle interrupts the contest.

Directed by Tim Hunter. Written by Barry Pullman.
Running time: 46 minutes.


Episode 2.22: Beyond Life and Death

Cooper and Truman figure out the location of the Black Lodge, and rush to save Miss Twin Peaks there; Nadine regains her senses; Donna confronts her parents about Ben; Audrey stages an act of civil disobedience; Cooper enters the Black Lodge.

Directed by David Lynch. Written by Mark Frost, Harley Peyton and Robert Engels.
Running time: 50 minutes.


About the Guests

JULEE CRUISE (Songwriter/Performer)

Singer, songwriter, actress, musician Julee Cruise, who from her unforgettable New York alternative debut in David Lynch’s infamous Industrial Symphony #1 at BAM/Next Wave Festival (where she performed in a vintage prom dress while suspended eighty feet above the opera house stage), has made her mark in television (Twin Peaks), solo recordings and videos; Floating Into The Night, (Warner Bros.), The Voice of Love (Warner Bros.), The Art of Being a Girl (Water Music), soundtracks (Blue Velvet, Scream, Twin Peaks, Until the End of the World), home video (Industrial Symphony), movies (Fire, Walk With Me), numerous off-Broadway roles (Beehive (she played Janis Joplin), House of Blue Leaves, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Keith Haring’s musical Radiant Baby (she played Andy Warhol and Susan Sontag among others!), and many, many compilations and in frequent stints and world tours as lead singer Cindy Wilson’s replacement with the B-52s, and as part of jazz great Bobby McFerrin’s legendary Voicestra.

The 2002 CD The Art of Being a Girl (now available worldwide digitally via Purley Sounds), took chill/lounge to a whole new level

“I prefer to call it Davenport music rather than couch music,” Cruise, arguably the Fairy Godmother of Chill comments. 

Music critic David Foster Wallace has named Cruise “one of the ten most influential female singers of the last 20 years.” (New York Magazine)

In a recent poll by the influential music site Pitchfork named Falling (from Floating Into The Night) as the “146th greatest song of the 1990’s”.

Both David Bowie and Moby have said that her songs would be their #1 Desert Island pick.

Recently she has worked extensively with the electronic acts Delerium , Handsome Boy Modeling School, Hybrid, Kenneth Bager, Khan, Moodswings, Pluramon and Ror-Shak. Her work appears on innumerable chill/dance/techno compilations in Europe and North America. Late 2010 saw the release of the single My Secret Life (Purley Sounds) with DJ Dimitry formerlyof Dee-Lite, a taste of the12 trackfull length album My Secret Life released the following March. Her  music and vocals are regularily heard on many TV shows, and she sang the theme song to the hit TV show Psych on a “Twin Peaks” take-off episode which became an instant hit on You Tube.  

Her recent appearances include concerts in London and Moscow and the Burn Baby Burn Tour in March 2011 of 10 European countries.

Julee is from Iowa and started her career as a classical French horn player until she became a fugitive from the symphony and eventually landed in New York (via Minneapolis) where she lives with her husband, editor and writer Edward Grinnan, whom she shares with  another blond, Millie Jo, their 3-year-old, 100-pound Golden Retriever. They often retreat to the Berkshire Hills of western Mass where Millie enjoys harassing Turkey Buzzards and eating sticks. 

DAVID PATRICK KELLY (Actor, "Jerry Horne")

David Patrick Kelly has appeared in films of Walter Hill, Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Spike Lee, Iain Softley, Clint Eastwood, David O.Russell, Rebecca Miller, Maggie Greenwald, and many others. On television he appeared in Twin Peaks, Miami Vice, Gossip Girl, Louie and many others.

On Broadway he originated the role of Da in 'Once' which was awarded the Tony for best musical in 2012. He played Feste in Lincoln Centers 'Twelfth Night' in 1998 the same year he was awarded the OBIE for Sustained Excellence for his work in Classics, new plays, and the avant garde plays of Richard Foreman.

He participated in New Yorks rock and cabaret scene playing such legendary venues as CBGB, Reno Sweeneys, and the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club. An album of his original material containing new material and live recordings from 1975 is available on I-Tunes entitled 'David Patrick Kelly: Rip Van Boy Man'

He lives with his wife Juliana and daughter Margarethe in New York.

KYLE MACLACHLAN (Actor, "Special Agent Dale Cooper")

Bio coming soon.


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 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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