Blue Velvet

Saturday, Sept. 24 11:30 p.m. Tickets: $7

Hosted by "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, this special late-night screening shows the influence of film noir on post-1950s cinema. To celebrate David Lynch’s masterpiece, we are showing a original 35mm print from its 1986 release.

Blue Velvet - 30th anniversary screening
1986, De Laurentis Entertainment [Park Circus]. 120 min.
Direction and screenplay by David Lynch.
With Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell
What would happen if Joe Hardy fell through the looking glass and landed in a version of Norman Rockwell’s America where psychosexual madness threatens to explode banal reality’s thin façade? You’d get the darkest coming-of-age story ever, courtesy of David Lynch. When college boy Jeffrey Beaumont comes home for the summer, he discovers a severed ear in a field near his boyhood home. His amateurish attempt at sleuthing leads him into a nightmarish underworld of deranged drug-dealers, sado-masochism, and Roy Orbison karaoke. Will the straight arrow be bent? Lynch’s breakout work is the most idiosyncratic and visionary extension of the original noir movement by any American filmmaker. We celebrate Blue Velvet’s recent digital restoration by presenting the film in its original 35mm format—perhaps for the last time!

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