Blue Velvet







David Lynch’s ode to suburbia: clean cut young man becomes obsessed with weird night club singer who is victim (or is she?) to a twisted man’s sexuality and psychosis while clean cut young woman wonders of clean cut man – is he a detective or a pervert?

Set against Norman Rockwell’s America (until the close-ups!) Blue Velvet oozes a toxic fear with its film noir refugees and one hell of a brave performance from Isabella Rossellini.

Guest presenter Aaron Chapman is the author of The Last Gang in Town, the story of Vancouver’s Clark Park Gang; Liquor, Lust, and the Law, and Live at the Commodore. He has contributed to the Vancouver Courier, the Georgia Straight, Vancouver Magazine, and CBC Radio. A graduate of UBC’s film programme, he also studied with British director Peter Greenaway. Born and raised in Vancouver, Chapman will share how he sees Blue Velvet as a parable for growing up in Kerrisdale, where things aren’t what they seem, and while life was normal on the surface, below the surface, teeming underneath was a neighbourhood wild at heart.

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