James Franco Gears Up for Franco Fest Opening Night

Posted Thursday March 6, 2014 2:28 PM GMT

He loves to have several irons in the fire so-to-speak, and last night (March 5) James Franco kicked off Franco Fest in New York City.

The “Spring Breakers” stud was joined by Travis Mathews at the IFC Center in Manhattan as he welcomed guests and hammed it up for the shutterbugs.

Meanwhile, James wrote an interesting commentary on David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” in his latest essay for Vice magazine.

Franco wondered, “The better question, however, is, Who killed Twin Peaks? And the answer to this one is easy: the same person — we’ll assume it was a network executive — who made Lynch provide a solution to the Laura Palmer murder. The key to any drama, if you want to keep it alive, is to keep the tension taught; and the key to keeping any mystery alive is to not solve the mystery. More than that, the allure of most crime mysteries, from Raymond Chandler to HBO’s new series True Detective, is not dependent on finding out whodunit. More interestingly and realistically, it’s about all the colorful characters we meet along the way, including their selective memories, the unreliable narrators, and the moral struggle inherent to all complex situations that blur the lines between right and wrong.”

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