The David Lynch Foundation announced Friday that Paul McCartney’s son James McCartney will take up one of his dad’s causes and host a screening of a meditation documentary at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 15.
The screening of “Meditation, Creativity, Peace,” about filmmaker David Lynch’s commitment to meditation and the arts, will be co-hosted with DLF executive director Bob Roth and will launch a new initiative called DLF Live, according to Friday’s announcement.
DLF Live will produce events, including concerts, film festivals, stand-up comedy shows, film competitions, conferences and arts events to support the work of the David Lynch Foundation, the announcement said. Proceeds would be used for DLF’s work “to bring healing through meditation to underserved communities” and its goal of teaching meditation to 1 million at-risk youth around the world over the next five years.
DLF Live’s Board of Advisors includes Russell Simmons, Scooter Braun, Dan McCarroll and Craig Kallman. The foundation has previously produced benefit concerts and events with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Wynton Marsalis, Martin Scorsese, Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Brand and Dr. Oz. The Beatles have had a long-standing connection to meditation since the ’60s.
“Transcendental Meditation and creativity are beautifully and naturally connected, as music, film, the arts and meditation all communicate on the deepest level of consciousness,” said David Lynch. “What better place to launch DLF Live than at Bonnaroo, a festival where art rules the day.”
The younger McCartney, currently on a long U.S. tour, announced five more dates were added Friday. The new shows, announced by his fan club, are in New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Tucson and Los Angeles.
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