• Twin Peaks
  • Twin Peaks

Out of the Vault: Twin Peaks

BAMPFA Preservation

  • In Person

This long-form structural film . . . [is] a stunning, sensual work of pure cinema that continually upends our perceptual expectations.

Sheffield DocFest

In 1977 Al Wong, who taught at the San Francisco Art Institute for almost thirty years, had a view of Twin Peaks from his home. For him it was “a truly magical place.” He describes the making of the film that takes its name, during which he drove the figure eight road of Twin Peaks repeatedly over a year, in different seasons and times of day: “I slowly gathered material and started to see all the natural elements—the sky, the earth, the water in the distance. . . . The infinity loop road representing [the] continuous pattern of life. . . . The road is shifting. Life is like that.” The resulting film intuitively reflects his Zen meditation practice and is stunning, surprising, and magical. It is screening with Wong’s installation Screen, Projector & Film, which he describes as dealing “with film (taking) and (giving) projecting into the same space of present and past.”

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 50 mins
Source
  • BAMPFA
Additional Info
  • Funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation
Preceded By

Screen, Projector & Film

Al Wong, United States, 1977

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 14 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
Additional Info
  • Installation