Blue Velvet18

Directed by David Lynch | USA | 1986 | 2h 1m | Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell

The discovery of a severed human ear leads a clean-cut amateur sleuth to uncover a nightmarish flipside to his sleepy hometown. As he investigates further, he becomes dangerously complicit in the perverse relationship between a tormented club singer and a deranged gangster. Following the big-budget failure of Dune, Lynch’s dazzlingly subversive melodrama earned him a second Oscar nomination and saw the first of the his many collaborations with composer Angelo Badalamenti.

Reviews

‘Erotic, neurotic, euphoric and at all times unutterably twisted and bizarre…The film releases a toxic narcosis of fear.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Isabella Rossellini’s singer Dorothy is a heart-rending open wound, Dennis Hopper’s Frank Booth one of cinema’s great nutjobs, and Lynch’s control a thing of nightmarish beauty.’
★★★★★
Jamie Graham, Total Film

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17:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
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Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)

12:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
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1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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15:15

The Color Purple 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 21m
Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino star in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel exploring love and resilience through a black woman's journey in early 20th-century America.

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18:15

Samsara U
1h 54m | Lao & Swahili w/ English subtitles
Experimental filmmaker Lois Patiño takes us on an immersive and sensory journey across continents via the cosmos in this meditative and groundbreaking exploration of Buddhist reincarnation.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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