Screening

Blue Velvet

Introduced by actor Kyle MacLachlan

Blue Velvet Introduced by actor Kyle MacLachlan | Events Calendar


Chelsea

Rubin Museum of Art | 150 West 17th Street

1986, USA, David Lynch, 120 min, English
With Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, and Dennis Hopper

Introduced by actor Kyle MacLachlan

A sinister underworld lies just beneath the surface of every suburban home town…

Acclaimed as one of the greatest films of the nineteen eighties, the film earned Lynch his second Academy Award nomination for Best Director. Accorded cult status, it is widely regarded as one of Lynch’s finest works and ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Films of All Time by Entertainment Weekly in 1999.

“For those with the temerity to follow it anywhere, BlueVelvet is as fascinating as it is freakish. It confirms Mr. Lynch’s stature as an innovator, a superb technician, and someone best not encountered in a dark alley.”
– Janet Maslin, New York Times

About the Introducer:

Kyle MacLachlan is perhaps best known for his performance as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in David Lynch’s ground breaking series, Twin Peaks, for which he received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. He made his feature film debut as Paul Atreides in the futuristic drama, Dune, directed by David Lynch. This was followed by a second collaboration with Lynch in the unique and highly acclaimed film, Blue Velvet. A few of his other favorite film performances include Ray Manzarek in Oliver Stone’s The Doors and Cliff Vandercave in the Spielberg-produced film, The Flinstones. On television, he starred in Desperate Housewives as Orson Hodge and on Sex & The City as Charlotte’s husband, Dr Trey McDougal. More recent television appearances include The Captain on How I Met Your Mother, US attorney Josh Perrotti on The Good Wife, and an ongoing role as the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia. In addition to his acting credentials, he is also an avid winemaker, releasing critically acclaimed Cabernets with “Pursued by Bear” and “Baby Bear.”

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