Emory Cinemateque: “Blue Velvet” (1986)

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emory cinemateque
Wednesday October 11, 2023 07:30 PM EDT
Cost: Free

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Emory Cinematheque Presents “The Cinematic Worlds of David Lynch”

After the failure of Dune, Lynch quickly redeemed himself personally and professionally with one of his best-known and critically acclaimed films to date, the unsettling masterpiece Blue Velvet. Set in an idyllic All-American town called Lumberton, the film follows Jeffrey Beaumont’s (Kyle MacLauchlan) descent into the mysteries, allure, and violence of its underworld after discovering a severed ear.

With career-defining performances by MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini (as Dorothy Valens), Dennis Hopper (as Frank Booth), and Laura Dern (as Sandy Williams), Lynch’s fourth feature explores the uncanny fusion of the Rockwellian American dream and its demented underbelly through a deceptively straightforward story of good versus evil and self-discovery. Visually, Lynch divides the idyllic and nightmare worlds of Blue Velvet conventionally, in terms of light and dark, that correspond to Lumberton’s accessible surfaces and the secrets of its hidden depths.

White Hall, Room 208
301 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322

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