Born into art and film in 1968 to filmmaker, David Lynch and artist, Peggy Reavey, Jennifer has truly been raised on film sets and in studios. From acting in films to producing, writing and directing them, she has her hands and heart fully immersed in the process.
She penned the screenplay for BOXING HELENA at age 19 and directed the feature at 23. Her novel, THE SECRET DIARY OF LAURA PALMER stood on the New York Times Bestseller List for 14 weeks, and has been translated into 20 languages. She has directed commercials for the SCI-Fi Channel, music videos for various artists, and produced the surrealist and experimental guerrilla films of Burke Roberts and Jim Robbins.
Her feature film, SURVEILLANCE took Best Director and Best Actress at the New York Horror Festival, (the first time a female has won this prestigious award) and was given a standing ovation at the CANNES FILM FESTVAL in France in the OFFICIAL SELECTIONS. It won BEST PICTURE and Best Director at Sitges, Spain.
Jennifer’s latest feature film starring Vincent D’onofrio, Eamon Farren and Julia Ormond, entitled CHAINED, is playing theatrically in Europe and is currently available in the states on DVD.
Jennifer has also just completed writing the feature film script, A FALL FROM GRACE, (Tim Roth, Vincent D’Onofrio, Paz Vega, etc) due to shoot this April/May in St. Louis, and is directing episodic television regularly.
Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with Artist, writer, Jim Robbins and daughter Sydney Lynch.
Also scheduled to appear at Funny Valentine are:
There will be refreshments available after the event and attendees will have an opportunity to meet the artists and buy books in the Beyond Baroque bookstore which is filled with thousands of rare volumes written by leading local writers.
Tickets are $15 at http://poetryinmotion-
About Eve Brandstein & Poetry In Motion
Eve Brandstein has a 30-year history of bringing leading actors, writers and poets together to create exceptional spoken word events.
As a major studio & network executive, Norman Lear's casting director & co-producer, a professional director, working writer, perpetual poet & fine artist, Eve launched her Poetry in Motion Literary Salon in 1998, at Helena's in Hollywood.
Since then she has presented original work from some of the entertainment industry's most remarkable talents both before and after they became well known. Poetry in Motion has long been known as a warm "well lighted place" for creative minds at every stage of their artistic and professional development.
Poetry In Motion has played host to: Alec Baldwin, Steve Baldwin, Bara, Barbara Barg, Drew Barrymore, John Barrymore, Justine Bateman, Anne Beatts, Roxanne Beckford, Ed Begley Jr., Gina Belafonte, Stephen Bishop, Max Blagg, Eve Brandstein, Josh Brolin, Julie Brown, Kale Browne, Bill Bumiller, Lynn Carey, Macdonald Carey, Robin Carr, Dennis Christopher, Wanda Coleman, Akuyoe, Karen Allen, Chris Allport, Jo Anderson, Angelo “Fishbone Poet”, Susan Anspach, Eric Avery, Eve Babitz, Jeff Conaway, Patti D’Arbanville, David Darmstaedter & Yvonne de la Vega among many others.
About Beyond Baroque
Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque Literary Art Center is dedicated to literary and cultural production, contact, interaction, and community building. Located in the Old Town Hall in Venice, California, near the Pacific Ocean, we offer an extensive program of readings, book signings, new music, art, workshops and special events. Our independent bookstore is the first place to look for new and out of print books by leading and local poets.
The Center launched its own imprint, Beyond Baroque Books, in 1998, dedicated to emerging, overlooked, out of print, and experimental writing, as well as the history and legacy of experimental and alternative writing, poetry, and the arts in Los Angeles.
You’ll find Beyond Baroque at 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.