Blue Velvet Revisited

  |  Book Tickets: 14/12/2016
  |  86 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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CELEBRATING BLUE VELVET Hey, you wanna go for a ride? Whether as one of the all-time greats, as one of the standout films of the 1980s, as one of the best examples of American surrealism or as one of the finest of David Lynch movies, it is time to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of BLUE VELVET. There's an opportunity to see, or see again, a landmark movie which has inspired countless tributes, cultural references and parodies but still remains as subversive, surreal and shocking as it did in 1986. Then there's a look behind the scenes in BLUE VELVET REVISITED, Peter Braatz's unique record of the making of the movie based on hours of documentary footage that was filmed and photographed on the set and much of which is now being shown publicly for the first time. BLUE VELVET REVISITED (15) at 4.30 Based on hours of footage exclusively filmed and photographed on the set of the film, Peter Braatz's documentary is a stunning and evocative record of the making of an iconic cult classic. Among the highlights: Isabella Rossellini singing Blue Velvet live, David Lynch directing Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell saying the film will be “really funny”, Dennis Hopper theorising that the director is exploring his subconscious, and Lynch himself, in an electrifying monologue, predicting the evolution of digital cinema. With an all-new soundtrack by veteran experimental rockers Tuxedomoon, among others, and stylish screen titles by David Bowie’s favourite album sleeve designer Jonathan Barnbrook, BLUE VELVET REVISITED is an unmissable and inspirational homage to movie-making. And don't forget to also buy a ticket for: BLUE VELVET (18) at 2.00 David Lynch’s surreal, stylish and disturbing peek behind the picket fences of small-town America reveals a corrupt shadowy world of evil, sadism and madness. College boy Kyle MacLachlan stumbles across a severed human ear and with the help of sweet Laura Dern turns detective only to become enveloped in a nightmare of voyeurism, drugs and sex personified by psychotic madman Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). Even after 30 years there is nothing quite like it and it still looks as modern as hell.