Blue Velvet

April 21 - 22, 2017

USA | 1986 | 125 Minutes | David Lynch

SIFF Film Center | Now It's Dark: The Films of David Lynch
Perhaps Lynch's best known and most provocative work, Blue Velvet,  paints a dark, deeply disturbing portrait of idyllic small-town American values.

Kyle MacLachlan is a naive college student who, after investigating a mysterious severed ear he finds in a vacant lot, plummets into a depraved world of voyeurism, violence, and vicious sexual appetites.  Isabella Rossellini costars as Dorothy Vallens, a shadowy lounge singer tormented by the malevolence and sadomasochism of Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper), with whom Jeffrey finds himself irrevocably entwined. Lynch's talent for creating an engrossing, terrifying atmosphere is on full display here, as Blue Velvet takes hold and refuses to let go.

Director: David Lynch
Principal Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Country: USA
Year: 1986
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Producer: Fred C. Caruso
Screenplay: David Lynch
Cinematographers: Frederick Elmes
Editors: Duwayne Dunham
Music: Angelo Badalamenti
Language: English
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