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

Historical And Contemporary Indigenous Art At Toledo’s Museum Of Art

The “Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus” exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) runs through April 28.

Estar Cohen: Living Fully In Moments Of Music

Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can add lyricist, arranger and educator to her resume, as well as

Studying Vinology

Food and wine, correctly paired at Vinology.

Estar Cohen Lives Fully in All The Moments of Music

“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can