HEAVY MIDNITES: Blue Velvet

In 1986, there emerged from the mind of David Lynch a modern-day masterpiece so startling, so provocative, and so mysterious that it opened the entire world’s eyes to a realm no one had ever seen before. A mesmerizing spiritual precursor to Twin Peaks, and a brilliant showcasing of what a visionary auteur like Lynch could do within the studio system, Blue Velvet is one of the most shattering cinematic experiences of its time, redefining small-town-on-the-big-screen life as a waking nightmare. A gruesome discovery of a human ear leads a young Kyle MacLachlan on a dangerous journey into the sinister underworld that exists in his All-American hometown. From there, the simple setup blooms into one of the ultimate stories of good and evil, and an erotically-charged, intensely disturbing exploration of the dark underbelly of the soul. Featuring Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif, Jack Nance, a fearless Isabella Rossellini and a life-changing, truly amazing Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet remains just as fresh as the day it first emerged into the world, changing our movie lives for the better.
Dir. David Lynch, 1986, 35mm, 120 min.

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