Cinematheque: Blue Velvet (1986)
Director: David Lynch
Friday, January 18, 2013
4070 Vilas Hall
Lynch takes on Smalltown, USA in what remains today his most famous feature film. Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan), recently home from college, and his blonde gal pal Sandy (Laura Dern), become enmeshed in the town’s underworld after discovering a severed human ear. Their investigation leads them to nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini), who is being kept as the personal slave of the psychotic, raving fetishist Frank Booth (the unforgettable Dennis Hopper).