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Film4 Summer Screen / David Lynch: Blue Velvet at Somerset House

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Time 18:30
Date 16/08/18
Price £19.75

Step into the dream world of David Lynch if you dare, with his highly celebrated 1986 American neo-noir mystery masterpiece - Blue Velvet.

Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan plays Jeffrey, a young man who returns to his hometown when his father suffers a stroke. He’s quickly drawn into a suburban mystery when he discovers a severed ear in a local field, hooking up with detective’s daughter Sandy (Laura Dern) to investigate further. What they discover puts both their innocence and lives at risk, stumbling into a shadow world hidden behind the bright and optimistic one that they know.

Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper provide intense and disturbing performances as the film turns into a terrifying cross between film noir and horror, with Lynch creating a film that seems to exist entirely inside a dream. Throughout it all floats the sweet, strange beauty of Angelo Badalamenti’s soundtrack, complemented by Roy Orbison and Bobby Vinton classics, which adds to the eerie atmosphere and will no doubt haunt you for days to come. This is a film that will make you look at the world around you in a different way, starting the moment you step into the Somerset House courtyard and into David Lynch’s world.  

Doors open at 18:30, DJ from 18.45 Film starts approximately 21.00.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Film4 Summer Screen / David Lynch: Blue Velvet at Somerset House at 18:30 on Thursday 16 August. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: From 1983 to 1992, Lynch wrote and drew a comic strip featured in the Village Voice and LA Reader, among others. What was Lynch's comic strip called?
A: .1) Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal .2) Cyanide And Happiness .3) The Adventures of Business Cat .4) The Angriest Dog in the World