BLUE VELVET (4K Restoration)

USA | 1986 | 120 mins | R


A meditation on the cool summer nights that invite beetles and worms to seep through the pores of American suburbia, BLUE VELVET follows a naive young man as he unfolds a vast criminal conspiracy. A film noir tale, told with David Lynch’s signature dreamlike surrealism, BLUE VELVET is a wild ride through middle America with the windows down and the radio blaring the frenetic noise between frequencies. 

No better film captures the derealization of coming home from college quite like BLUE VELVET. As the programmer for HOLD UP!, I wanted to choose a film for Heat Wave this year that captured the feeling of summer as more than interstitial time between school years –  distantiated walks through once familiar neighbourhoods; the seemingly endless twilight hours that bled into electric nights; the knees we scraped in strip mall parking lots; the leeches that clung to our bodies when we swam by moonlight. Summer nights are the domain of vicious scavengers following the scent of blood by cover of night, insects turning the earth to feast on discarded flesh, and BLUE VELVET reminds us that we are among the nocturnal beasts of summer. (ALICE ROSE) 


Director: David Lynch
Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern


DETAILS

The films are hot, but the Revue’s AC will be cranked for the ten films in this summer’s Heat Wave lineup.

Heat Wave at the Revue Cinema, a lineup of the greatest summer movies ever made, continues on July 17th with David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET with an introduction by HOLD UP curator, ALICE ROSE!

Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


PRICING

General Admission: $17
Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $14

Junior Individual/Family Members: $14
Individual/Family Members: FREE

Prices include taxes. Certain membership benefits are available.


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Wed Jul 17 – 7:30 pm