Blue Velvet

. December 20, 2012.
blueVelvet

 

Brutal masterpiece 

Balancing plot and style isn't an easy thing, but David Lynch pushed the envelope on both with his innovative 1986 mystery noir Blue Velvet, which screens at the State Theater as part of midnight series on Saturday, January 12. Probably learning from his overloaded prior release, Dune — which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound, but smashed by critics for a loose, confusing plot — Lynch went for a more personal tale with Blue Velvet, following an eccentric college kid who returns to his hometown after his father suffers a stroke. He finds a severed ear in a field on the way home from the hospital, and his curiosity throws him into a brutal string of events as he runs afoul of a violent criminal (played by Dennis Hopper at his most unforgettable).

$7. 11:59pm. State Theater, 233 S. State St. 734-761-8667. www.michtheater.org/state —SR

Trending

Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode