Rumors circulated ahead of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival that a secret David Lynch project would be coming to the event. While such gossip may not have paid off at all (and was actually shot down by Lynch himself), The Hollywood Reporter can confirm that the legendary filmmaker will have some involvement in the 2023 edition of the festival.
The David Lynch Foundation is hosting a panel discussion on film music at the American Pavilion, in partnership with Irish entertainment and tech start-up Xavatar and Planet X Studios.
The hour-long talk, titled “The Art of Movie Music,” will take place on May 21 and will be followed by a two-hour cocktail party and a Foundation fundraiser. virtual appearance by Lynch and rapper and actor Redman. Set in the style of Xavatar’s soon-to-be-launched animated TV series, The sync report (TSR), who use their avatar technology to create real-time animations, Lynch and Redman appear as their Xavatar avatar characters, as well as other special guests to be announced soon. The panel will be hosted by Irish actor and musician Colin O’Donoghue (The ritual, There was once), well-known American indie film producer Rose Ganguzza (Kill your loved ones), and CEO and founder of Xavatar (en TSR creator and host) Jason P. Rothberg. Special appearances will be made by TSR cast member Milfredo Seven and platinum Latin hip-hop artist, Kemo the Blaxican of Delinquent Habits.
“The David Lynch Foundation is proud to partner with Xavatar LTD The sync report special: The Art of Music-Live from Cannes,” said Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation. “The event exemplifies DLF’s standards with The Sync Report on reaching out to people around the world and supporting mental health, love and unity.”
Added Rothberg: “Xavatar is honored to partner with iconic filmmaker David Lynch and his TM charity, the David Lynch Foundation, which supports mental health issues across society today. Xavatar was created in an effort to support people suffering from mental health issues, facial or behavioral insecurities to interact with others virtually in a fun and creative way and always in a safe space. We are proud of the shared ethos of this exciting partnership with the David Lynch Foundation.”
The Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 16 to 27. The American Pavilion is owned by Penske Media Corporation, the co-parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.