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BLUE VELVET

Part of David Lynch: A Retrospective.

Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) happens upon a severed ant-covered human ear while on a stroll in his small hometown of Lumberton, launching him on a bizarre investigation of the town’s seedy underbelly and its insane assortment of inhabitants: Sandy Williams, the sweet and naïve teenage sheriff's daughter (Laura Dern); Dorothy Vallens, the smoky, sexy lounge singer (Isabella Rossellini) with a painful secret; and Frank Booth, the sadistic gang leader with a penchant for laughing gas and sexual violence (Dennis Hopper). The film exposes the dark side of the American dream and uncloaks the inherent malfeasance lurking just below the surface of everyday life. The cast of deviants and oddballs in this portrait of a small town are so much a signature of his work that they can only be described as Lynchian.


Preceded by short film Premonitions Following An Evil Deed:
Dir. David Lynch | USA | 1995 | 1 min. | NR | DCP
A short film about the events following a murder created for the anthology film LUMIÈRE AND COMPANY.

 

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Thursday

TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTONLUCKYBRAD'S STATUSAnatomy of Cinema Seminar: Mise-en-scèneNJFF: HARMONIA

Friday

THE FLORIDA PROJECT: Informal post-screening discussion upstairs (8:00pm)
TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTONLOVING VINCENTTHE FLORIDA PROJECTHUMAN FLOWLUCKY

Saturday

HUMAN FLOW: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Robert Barsky and Jonathan Hiskey (12:20pm)
Olde Worlde Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood”LOVING VINCENTLUCKYTHE FLORIDA PROJECTHUMAN FLOWTAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTONMANSFIELD 66/6712 Hours of Terror

Sunday

MACHINES: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Dan Cornfield and Tariq Tachil (6:40pm)
THE FLORIDA PROJECTLOVING VINCENTTAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTONHUMAN FLOWLUCKYMACHINESMANSFIELD 66/67

Monday

NJFF: THE WOMEN'S BALCONYLOVING VINCENTTHE FLORIDA PROJECTHUMAN FLOWCHAVELAMANSFIELD 66/67LUCKY

Tuesday

LOVING VINCENTTHE FLORIDA PROJECTHUMAN FLOWNJFF: FANNY'S JOURNEYCHAVELALUCKY
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