Count On David Lynch To Keep Austin Weird At SXSW 2017

While David Lynch is in Los Angeles tweaking Twin Peaks to perfection, his name will be heard all around Austin, Texas, for the next seven days. Behold, an overview of the South by Southwest (SXSW) events every David Lynch fan in the vicinity of ATX should line up for. Preferably starting today.

Lucky (World Premiere)

MAR 11, 2017 | 3:15PM – 4:43PM

John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist, played by Harry Dean Stanton, having outlived (and out smoked) his contemporaries, as he comes to terms with his own mortality and searches for ever elusive enlightenment.

Harry Dean Stanton finally gets another leading role —2018, please give this man a long overdue Oscar— and his character’s best friend (Howard) is played by none other than real life pal David Lynch.

Lucky (2017) starring Harry Dean Stanton

David Lynch: The Art Life

MAR 13, 2017 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Jon Nguyen’s slow-paced and intimate documentary is probably the closest you’ll get to spending 90 minutes with David Lynch in his atelier. Watch these short clips to get an idea of what to expect.

David Lynch: The Art Life (poster)

The Showtime House: Twin Peaks

Showtime is turning the Clive Bar into a Twin Peaks Lodge for two days, and there will be coffee, doughnuts, premium merchandise, a photo booth and live music from the likes of Agnes Obel, Neko Case, M. Ward and new Twin Peaks cast member Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone! On Thursday, you may even spot Kyle MacLachlan sipping a cup of High Brew Coffee. No SXSW badge required for the afternoon shows, but you better RSVP and get there EARLY.

MAR 16, 2017 | 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Check in to the Twin Peaks Lodge to stock up on premium merch, capture yourself in an animated photo booth, and listen to live music inspired by TWIN PEAKS. Musical guests include Real Estate, Agnes Obel, Julie Byrne, Alex Cameron, Aldous Harding, L.A. Salami and Alexandra Savior. Doors at 2pm, and the first 250 visitors will receive an exclusive patch designed by David Lynch. Golden Globe® winner and Emmy® nominated TWIN PEAKS star Kyle MacLachlan will make a special appearance Thursday night as well. Drop by the Double R Diner around the corner, offering free High Brew Coffee and Tiny Pies cherry pie. Additionally, Voodoo Doughnut is creating a limited collection of TWIN PEAKS inspired doughnuts that will be distributed at the Double R from 12–1pm.

MAR 17, 2017 | 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Check in to the Twin Peaks Lodge to stock up on premium merch, capture yourself in an animated photo booth, and listen to live music inspired by TWIN PEAKS. Musical guests include Neko Case, M. Ward, Annie Hart (of Au Revoir Simone), Cameron Avery, Tim Darcy (of Ought), Let’s Eat Grandma, Gabriella Cohen and Holly Macve. Doors at 2pm, and the first 250 visitors will receive an exclusive patch designed by David Lynch. Drop by the Double R Diner around the corner, offering free High Brew Coffee and Tiny Pies cherry pie. Additionally, Voodoo Doughnut is creating a limited collection of TWIN PEAKS inspired doughnuts that will be distributed at the Double R from 12–1pm.

Twin Peaks at SXSW: The Showtime House