Come on down to the Cult Cafe to celebrate the 30th anniversary of David Lynch's classic film:
Saturday, November 19 at 10pm
Free for Young Film Fan Members!
$4 PABST BLUE RIBBON!
Director David Lynch crafted this hallucinogenic mystery-thriller that probes beneath the cheerful surface of suburban America to discover sadomasochistic violence, corruption, drug abuse, crime and perversion. Kyle Maclachlan stars as Jeffrey Beaumont, a square-jawed young man who returns to his picture-perfect small town when his father suffers a stroke. Walking through a field near his home, Jeff discovers a severed human ear, which he immediately brings to the police. Their disinterest sparks Jeff's curiosity, and he is soon drawn into a dangerous drama that's being played out by a lounge singer, Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) and the ether-addicted Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper).
USA | 1986 | R | 120 MIN. | DIR. DAVID LYNCH
Blue Velvet, a 1986 American neo-noir mystery film, written and directed by David Lynch. Blending psychological horror with film noir, the film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. Although initially receiving a divided critical response, the film is now widely acclaimed as one of the greatest films of the 1980s, and earned Lynch his second Academy Award nomination for Best Director.
Since its initial theatrical release, Blue Velvet has achieved cult status, generated significant academic attention with regard to its thematic symbolism and is widely regarded as one of Lynch's best works. The film is consistently ranked among the greatest American films of all time by various publications, including Sight & Sound, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and BBC Magazine. In 2008, Blue Velvet was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest mystery films ever made.