III Points: Filmmaker David Lynch Brings Transcendental Meditation to the Big Screen

Art can take you away to another world -- no experimental drugs necessary. This weekend's III Points Festival in Wynwood will set out to prove that you can reach a whole new spiritual plane at a cultural festival. And they're getting a little help from the guy behind Twin Peaks.

The funky fusion of music, art and technology includes a screening of David Lynch's Transcendental Meditation (TM) documentary Meditation, Creativity, Peace, a.k.a. your weekend journey to spiritual destinations unknown.

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Lynch, a filmmaker, director and advocate for "consciousness-based education and world peace", is bringing meditation to the masses. His documentary details his tour across 16 different countries, a trip dedicated to spreading the word about the individual and global impact of Transcendental Meditation.

"I had no idea how powerful and profound this technique could be until I saw firsthand how it was being practiced by young children in inner city schools, veterans who suffer the living hell of post-traumatic stress disorder, and women and girls who are victims of terrible violence," states a message from Lynch posted on his website.

In true missionary fashion, Lynch and his David Lynch Foundation crew set out to Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America to spread their meditative teachings. Their main lesson: that inner peace causes people to positively affect one another, eventually leading to world peace. Hey, props for getting it started on a truly global scale.

Though Lynch might be hard-pressed to get Miamians to chill out, this film, like many others under Lynch's belt, promises to be - in a word - perfectly "Lynchian." Dream imagery and meticulous sound design are the defining features of Lynch's surrealist films, sure to be a mega-hit among III Points' culture seekers.

Whether or not you believe it's possible to sit down and "ohm" the stress away, Lynch's soul-searching, mind-bending concepts might be worth checking out. And they're not the only pieces of art to hit the big screen. Miami-based film company/collective Borscht is curating a variety of short films to be shown before Lynch's dreamlike doc.

Saturday, October 5. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. 2 p.m. - Borscht, 3 p.m. - David Lynch's Meditation, Creativity, Peace. Free with RSVP to [email protected].

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Morgan Golumbuk