Blue Velvet 1986 R18+
8.30pm, Fri 14 Apr 2023 (120 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
Returning to his sleepy hometown of Lumberton to assist his ailing father, college student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) gets more than he bargained for when a grisly discovery in an abandoned lot brings him into contact with the beautiful but troubled lounge singer, Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini). Their liaison leads Jeffrey into deadly confrontation with the town’s seamy underbelly, steered by the deranged, gas-huffing criminal Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper).
A harrowing, yet blackly comic, dismantling of American idyll, David Lynch’s sensual and subversive masterpiece helped establish its director as one of the most outré voices in contemporary cinema.
Blue Velvet will screen from an archival 35mm print.
R18+ | Sex scenes, violence and coarse language
Please note: this film contains scenes of sexual violence.
- Director: David Lynch
- Script: David Lynch
- Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes
- Editor: Duwayne Dunham
- Print Source: National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra
- Rights: Park Circus
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 35mm
- Year: 1986
- Runtime: 120 minutes
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Colour: Colour