Pemberton Music Festival 2017 Lineup

These guys are all performing in Pemberton, B.C. on July 13-16 (Thursday to Sunday). The links go to their songkick page.

Twin Peaks 2017

A quote from the time of Twin Peaks, 1990, explains what Twin Peaks was to television:

“American network television has long been considered the home of the bland, the cautious and the predictable, so it was with some trepidation that the ABC network recently launched a new series that was none of those things.

“Twin Peaks, which began airing in America two weeks ago, has already been described by one critic as ‘the series that will change TV.'” – Tracey Macleod, BBC2’s The Late Show

One season later, the show was almost cancelled. It carried on for one more season.

The show began on a high note. Talk about Twin Peaks being “unlike anything else on TV” brought viewers enough to make it the highest-rating show on ABC’s spring season. And this interest caused Twin Peaks to become one of the top-rated shows in 1990. But after a number of time-slot changes and the resolution of the one of the story’s most important questions, ratings plummeted during the second season, and the network put it on indefinite hiatus. It was brought back after an organized letter-writing campaign, but ratings did not improve.

Lynch himself enjoyed the making his only TV series:

“The beautiful thing about television,” the director said after the show began to air, “is you have the chance to do a continuing story, and that’s pretty neat to me. That’s the main reason for doing it.” – David Lynch 1990

Twin Peaks 2017

Lynch co-wrote the show, “weaving the stories over the weeks” as he referred to it, with Hill Street Blues Story Editor Mark Frost.

As for the upcoming (originally 9- but now perhaps 18-episode) third series, Lynch walked away from it once already after reporting that Showtime, the network that will air the new Twin Peaks, was not willing to spend enough on the script the way Lynch thought it should be done, which may have had to do with issues around the original cast. After much public discussion and a series of self-made videos by as-yet-unsigned former Twin Peaks cast members about the necessity of having Lynch on for the new show (Showtime had considered going on with the project without the director), Lynch stated publicly that he was back on.

The third series will be notably different from the first two because it will be filmed all at once like a movie, and Lynch and David Frost will decide where to cut the story into episodes (which could be various lengths in minutes).

And on January 9, 2017, it was finally revealed that Twin Peaks’ all-important return date will be Sunday, May 21, with a two-hour premiere. It will also go on Showtime’s streaming services on May 21 – along with episodes three and four.

Twin Peaks 2017 Cast

Twin Peaks Discussion (We’ll post these questions, and if you have more, let us know, and you guys can comment on them)

So far, many Twin Peaks original cast members have confirmed that they are in the third season (airing early 2017):

FBI and Cops:

Special Agent Dale Cooper

Yes, signed and the only one who has seen the entire script, reportedly.

Sheriff Harry S. Truman

Uncertain, he may be replaced by another actor.

Deputy Andy Brennan


Deputy Hawk


Lucy Moran, Secretary


Special Agent Albert Rosenfield


Special Agent Gordon Cole


Denise Bryson, FBI Agent


The Twin Peaks girls:

Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson


Audrey Horne


Donna Hayward

No. (But Fire Walk With Me’s Donna, Moira Kelly maybe.)

Shelly Johnson


Annie Blackburn


Josie Packard


The Families:

Leland Palmer

Died in the show, but might be in 2017.

Sarah Palmer


Ben Horne and Jerry Horne


Norma Jennings


Hank Jennings


Nadine Hurley


Catherine Martell


Betty Briggs


Guys in Town:

Bobby Briggs


Mike Nelson, Bobby’s Friend


James Hurley, Biker


Twin Peaks Characters:

The Giant


Mike, the One-Armed Man (Phillip Gerard)


The Log Lady



Bob’s actor is dead, although Leland’s actor is a possibility.

Later on, a full cast list for the 2017 series was announced. 217 members on it. Some are returning, some are new:

Returning (alphabetical):

Mädchen Amick – Shelly Johnson
Dana Ashbrook – Bobby Briggs
Phoebe Augustine – Ronette Pulaski
Richard Beymer – Ben Horne
Scott Coffey
Catherine E Coulson – The Log Lady
Julee Cruise – Roadhouse Singer
Jan D’Arcy – Sylvia Horne
David Duchovny – Denise/Dennis Bryson
Sherilyn Fenn – Audrey Horne
Miguel Ferrer – Albert Rosenfield
Warren Frost – Doctor William Hayward
Harry Goaz – Deputy Andy Brennan
Andrea Hays – Heidi
Gary Hershberger – Mike Nelson
Michael Horse – Deputy Tommy ‘Hawk’ Hill
David Patrick Kelly – Jerry Horne
Sheryl Lee – Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson
Peggy Lipton – Norma Jennings
Bellina Martin Logan – Louie ‘Birdsong’ Budway
David Lynch – GORDON COLE
Kyle MacLachlan – Special Agent Dale Cooper
James Marshall – James Hurley
Everett McGill – ‘Big’ Ed Hurley
Walter Olkewicz – Jacques Renault
Kimmy Robertson – Lucy Moran
Wendy Robie – Nadine Hurley
Marv Rosand – Cook at the Double R Diner
Carlton Lee Russell – Jumping Man
Harry Dean Stanton – Carl Rodd
Charlotte Stewart – Betty Briggs
Al Strobel – Philip Gerard/ ‘Mike’ The One-Armed Man
Carel Struycken – The Giant
Russ Tamblyn – Dr Lawrence Jacoby
Ray Wise – Leland Palmer
Alicia Witt – Gersten Hayward
Grace Zabriskie – Sarah Palmer

New actors (alphabetical):

Jay Aaseng
Alon Aboutboul
Jane Adams
Joe Adler
Kate Alden
Stephanie Allynne
Eric Ray Anderson
Finn Andrews
Elizabeth Anwies
Joe Auger
Melissa Bailey
Tammie Baird
Matt Battaglia
Chrysta Bell
Monica Bellucci
Jim Belushi
Leslie Berger
John Billingsley
Michael Bisping
Ronnie Gene Blevins
Kelsey Bohlen
Sean Bolger
Rachael Bower
Brent Briscoe
Robert Broski
Wes Brown
Richard Bucher
Page Burkum
Scott Cameron
Juan Carlos Cantu
Gia Carides
Vincent Castellanos
Michael Cera
Richard Chamberlain
Bailey Chase
Johnny Chavez
Candy Clark
Larry Clarke
Frank Collison
Lisa Coronado
Grace Victoria Cox
Jonny Coyne
James Croak
Heather D’Angelo
David Dastmalchian
Jeremy Davies
Owain Rhys Davies
Ana de la Reguera
Rebekah Del Rio
Laura Dern
Neil Dickson
Hugh Dillon
Cullen Douglas
Edward “Ted” Dowlin
Judith Drake
Christopher Durbin
Francesca Eastwood
Eric Edelstein
John Ennis
Josh Fadem
Tikaeni Faircrest
Eamon Farren
Jay R Ferguson
Sky Ferreira
Rebecca Field
Robin Finck
Brian Finney
Patrick Fischler
Erika Forster
Robert Forster
Meg Foster
Travis Frost
Pierce Gagnon
Allen Galli
Hailey Gates
Brett Gelman
Ivy George
Balthazar Getty
James Giordano
Grant Goodeve
George Griffith
Tad Griffith
James Grixoni
Cornelia Guest
Travis Hammer
Hank Harris
Annie Hart
Stephen Heath
Heath Hensley
Ernie Hudson
Jay Jee
Jesse Johnson
Caleb Landry Jones
Ashley Judd
Luke Judy
Stephen Kearin
Laura Kenny
Dep Kirkland
Robert Knepper
David Koechner
Virginia Kull
Nicole LaLiberte
Jay Larson
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jane Levy
Matthew Lillard
Jeremy Lindholm
Sarah Jean Long
Riley Lynch
Shane Lynch
Mark Mahoney
Karl Makinen
Xolo Maridueña
Berenice Marlohe
Rob Mars
Elisabeth Maurus
Josh McDermitt
Zoe McLane
Derek Mears
Clark Middleton
Greg Mills
James Morrison
Christopher Murray
Don Murray
Joy Nash
Priya Diane Niehaus
Bill O’Dell
Casey O’Neill
Johnny Ochsner
Charity Parenzini
Elias Nelson Parenzini
John Paulsen
Sara Paxton
Max Perlich
Linas Phillips
Tracy Phillips
John Pirruccello
Linda Porter
Jelani Quinn
Ruth Radelet
Mary Reber
Adele René
Mariqueen Reznor
Trent Reznor
Carolyn P. Riggs
Erik L. Rondell
Ben Rosenfield
Tim Roth
Rod Rowland
Elena Satine
John Savage
Amanda Seyfried
Amy Shiels
Sawyer Shipman
Tom Sizemore
Sara Sohn
Malachy Sreenan
J.R. Starr
Bob Stephenson
Emily Stofle
Ethan Suplee
Sabrina S. Sutherland
Jessica Szohr
Bill Tangradi
Cynthia Lauren Tewes
Jodee Thelen
Jack Torrey
Sharon Van Etten
Eddie Vedder
Greg Vrotsos
Jake Wardle
Naomi Watts
Nafessa Williams
Karolina Wydra
Charlyne Yi
Nae Yuuki
Christophe Zajac-Denek
Madeline Zima
Blake Zingale


Top 10 Films That Were Successful But Cost Nothing To Make, Or Could Have

This list is the top ten films that anybody — you included — could make today if you wanted to. These films required no extensive Hollywood-style production, and either cost almost nothing to make or could have. (What I mean here is that even though a few of these films actually cost hundreds of thousands, it wasn’t necessary to spend that to make the film per se, and you could make these films almost the same without any budget).

If you have any films to add to this list, or you disagree with any of them, you had better comment underneath the article.


1. Kids – Even though out of this list this film had one of the highest costs, anyone watching this movie can see that they could make it themselves with a camera or two and a handful of local actors. This is possibly the “ultimate indie film.” Everything about the aesthetic, cast, writing and locations showed us all that anyone could make a movie — even if you were a couple teenagers sitting on a couch watching Kids, you were struck by how non-Hollywood this 1995 film was, and that you could get a camera and make this yourself. Anyone could make a full-length, in-the-theaters-and-on-talk-shows movie, if this was what a film could be.

All that was required, it seemed, to make Kids or a show like it, was writing a rough script (this seemed optional, actually, when watching Kids) and shooting some friends around town.

Kids was the first film directed by Larry Clark, and launched the career of writer Harmony Korine (and several of the actors in the show), and a lot of the reason it got so much exposure was the hype that surrounded its controversial subject matter.

Kids was filmed on city streets, parks, a public pool, a house, apartments and a club. The production may have had something to it the large budget, but it seems minimal when watching the film. The camera is hand held, and this was something mainstream audiences hadn’t really seen before in 1995.

2. Swingers – Anyone — or maybe any guy — around in 1996 or the few years after that will probably remember how much of an important movie this seemed to a lot of the people they knew. Other films of the time were more popular and grossed more, but guys talked about and recommended this film to each other, and when they talked about it, it was with a special meaning.

Swingers was filmed in locations anyone could easily shoot in: apartments, bars, a car on the highway, a trailer, a diner, a casino. The story didn’t have a traditional Hollywood plot, but it definitely took you somewhere, and took you somewhere different from where you started from, and whatever the message is, it seemed a worthwhile film.

3. Buffalo 66 – Somber, sober, absorbing. Christina Ricci, who was hung up on quite a few guys’ walls at the time, was at her most beautiful, with her hair dyed blonde, her voluptuous presence highlighted by an unusual-seeming outfit — a baby blue ballet suit — and her characteristic sensitive mien made a movie out of reactions to Gallo’s character — the tension and simple complexity of the states of mind traveled through during the hours portrayed in the film.

The cast of Buffalo 66 is small: 4 or 5 main characters. The locations: a dance studio, driving around in a small car, a hotel, a house, a restaurant. The script does not have a lot of dialogue. Again, the arc is not a traditional Hollywood one, but some of the scenes are unforgettable and it too definitely takes you somewhere.

4. Blair Witch Project – How many of you were just waiting for me to write “Blair Witch” on this list? This film exploded when it was screened in art house cinemas, then was picked up by and exploded in mainstream movie theaters. A lot of its success came, like Kids, from the hype surrounding it. It made $250 million — yes, $250,000,000 — and cost $35,000 to make, but you could see how you could make this film for even less over a weekend with some minor adjustments. It also resulted in a sequel film and a lot of associated Blair Witch products.

It was shot on a cheap (and low-quality) video camera bought from Walmart (and returned after use — there WERE no phone cameras at that time, but today you could shoot this on your cell). The settings: houses, trailer parks, the woods. The script: there was one, but most of the film was improvisation done by the three main characters. Like Kids, this film clearly shows that anyone they can make a film with nothing but a camera and a few local actors.

5. Clerks. A story about some people in a town. Watching this film anywhere in the world, you may think “it’s just like normal life.” This film was made for $25,000 by writers and directors Jay and Silent Bob. It was picked up quickly by Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein, who saw something in it that he thought would cause it to succeed with a wide audience. Like Woody Allen, there is a lot of dialogue in Jay and Silent Bob’s films. Everything is done with dialogue. And it’s funny: The jokes, because the film depicts people and scenarios at the level of the common blue collar man, are jokes that could be made about most people’s lives and social circles. People laughed out loud at this film, and you’re never going to fail if a film does that. It appealed to a certain demographic as well — like Kids and Swingers — and was kind of in the same vein as a lot of TV shows and pop culture things going on at the time.

Clerks was filmed in a basement and a convenience store. There were no stars or outstanding beauties (as there were in Jay and Silent Bob’s later films). Did I mention it was successful despite being in black & white?

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