BLUE VELVET (35th Anniversary)
First show: September 08
35mm presentation on September 8, 10 & 11. Digital (DCP) presentation on September 9 & 12.
Squeaky-clean suburbanite Jeffrey (Kyle MacLachlan) gets a crash course in the dark side of life when he stumbles upon a severed ear in a field near his home. Before his amateur investigation is over he encounters kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, Isabella Rossellini as a tormented torch singer and Dennis Hopper as one of the scariest villains in film history. Director David Lynch combines Hitchcockian suspense, surrealist imagery and a Hardy Boys plot to create a one-of-a-kind Grimm’s fairy tale for adults. Laura Dern and Dean Stockwell costar.
Written and directed by David Lynch. With Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell. 1986. USA. 120 min. 35mm print courtesy of Park Circus.
“STILL ENRAPTURES AND CONFOUNDS! Three decades after its initial release, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet has lost none of its power to derange, terrify, and exhilarate.”
– Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
“ONE OF THE SEMINAL TITLES OF THE 1980s! The chance to see a restored version on the big screen is an essential experience for anyone who is a fan of the movies.”
– Zack Sharf, Indiewire
“THE LAST REAL EARTHQUAKE TO HIS CINEMA! No one could quite match the combination of horrific, comedic, aural, and subliminal effects Lynch rumbled out in this masterpiece.”
– Guy Maddin
“ECSTATIC CREEPINESS. There hasn’t been an American film so rich, so formally controlled, so imaginatively cast and so charged with its maker’s psychosexual energy since Raging Bull.”
– J. Hoberman, Village Voice
“The seamless blending of beauty and horror is remarkable, the terror very real, and the sheer wealth of imagination virtually unequalled in recent cinema.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)
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