Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

USA | 1986 | 125 min. | David Lynch

June 18 - July 2, 2023

SIFF Series - Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch

Gather your nitrous oxide, PBRs, and severed ears, and prepare to re-experience David Lynch’s warped 1986 thriller about what lies beneath the placid surface of suburbia. Presented in 4k.

Local costume designer Ron Leamon, who has worked with Lynch, will introduce the film on July 2.

Individual Tickets: Select showtime to purchase.
Passes: $100 | $80 SIFF Members - includes full series access

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A college student finds a severed human ear, leading to his discovery of the debauched criminal underworld lurking behind the picket fences in his small town. David Lynch's powerful and surreal classic is filled with indelible scenes that send the audience on a journey into the closet of a sensual lounge singer, introduces the Oxygen-sucking maniac Frank Booth, and features a pale-faced lunatic crooning Roy Orbison.

  • Director: David Lynch
  • Principal Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1986
  • Running Time: 125 min.
  • Producer: Fred Caruso
  • Screenplay: David Lynch
  • Cinematographers: Frederick Elmes
  • Editors: Duwayne Dunham
  • Music: Angelo Badalamenti
  • Awards: Oscar 1987 (Nominated for Best Director) Golden Globes 1987 (Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay) Independent Spirit Awards 1987 (Best Female Lead) National Society of Film Critics Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography)
  • Filmography: Inland Empire (2006), Mulholland Dr. (2001), The Straight Story (1999), Lost Highway (1997), Blue Velvet (1986), Dune (1984), The Elephant Man (1980), Eraserheard (1977)
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: Columbia