Beneath the serene surface of small-town logging town Lumberton lies a dark domain where violence and volatile unpredictability is the norm. It is the haunting realm of Blue Velvet, the acclaimed 1986 thriller from David Lynch!
Clean-cut Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) realizes his Mayberry-like hometown is not so normal when he discovers a human ear in a field. His investigation catapults him into an alluring, erotic murder mystery involving a disturbed nightclub singer (Isabella Rossellini) and a drug-addicted sadist (Dennis Hopper). Soon Jeffrey is led deeper into their depraved existence, filled with increasingly disturbing characters, an array of criminal activity – and in keeping with Lynch’s signature aesthetic, a great deal of dark humor.
The Frida Cinema will be presenting Park Circus’ 4K Restoration of Blue Velvet, prepared in 2016 in honor of the landmark film’s 30th Anniversary.
Directed by David Lynch. 1986. 120 minutes. Rated R.
Tuesday, February 12 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, February 13 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Friday, February 15 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
“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
“Blue Velvet has the air of a movie that flows out of the artist’s obsessions the way silk comes from the worm… It shows what a brilliant filmmaker can do by nurturing his unconscious, by digging through mere cleverness to the sap of life.” – John Powers, L.A. Weekly
“Three decades after its initial release, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet has lost none of its power to derange, terrify, and exhilarate.” – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice