David Lynch Returns to Lucca Film Fest for Special 'Twin Peaks' Event

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The writer-director will present his new series in the town where he first dropped clues about the show's comeback.

David Lynch is coming back to Tuscany for a special Twin Peaks event June 22 organized by the Lucca Film Festival. After premiering the new Twin Peaks in Los Angeles and Cannes, Lynch will present his show in person to audiences in Italy. He returns to the town after being honored by the Lucca Film Festival in 2014 with the festival’s lifetime achievement award.

It was in Lucca during his visit three years ago that Lynch first began dropping real clues about the return of Twin Peaks. He told the audience then that he would like to meet up with the characters of Twin Peaks and check on how they’re doing.

"I’ve always said I love a continuing story, to love a world and be able to go deeper and deeper into that world," he said at the time. "So there’s always a possibility, and you just have to wait and see."

He then posted on Twitter that infamous quote: "That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee."

Lynch is expected to once again meet with audience members and discuss his work around the new series. He will also check in on the progress of the town’s transcendental meditation project “Meditate Lucca,” launched in 2014 by the David Lynch Foundation and ISI Pertini of Lucca.

The Lucca Film Festival is an annual event that promotes global cinema culture in Italy through screenings, exhibitions, master classes and performances. Previous guests have included William Friedkin, John Boorman, Oliver Stone, George Romero and Terry Gilliam.