With David Lynch’s Twin Peaks reboot for Showtime underway, now seems as good a time as any to celebrate the director’s surreal film oeuvre. And there’s a special anniversary coming up. Lynch’s Blue Velvet turns 30 this year, and the film will be making its return to the big screen. A new trailer was released, along with a poster for the restored screening at Film Forum on March 25. The movie will travel across the country.
“The idea that the studio could possibly make a film like Blue Velvet today is unthinkable. But [Lynch] did make that work,” film critic and Man from Another Place author Dennis Lim told Flavorwire in November last year. The film breaks through the surface of smiling suburbia to look at the dark underbelly, centering on the sadistic tale of a lounge singer, violent sociopath, and a fresh-faced boy next door who becomes an amateur sleuth.
The film was responsible for relaunching Dennis Hopper’s career, highlighting the range of star Isabella Rossellini, and is often referred to as Lynch’s masterpiece.