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Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Retro Film Series Presents
Blue Velvet & The Silence of the Lambs
- Fri, Nov 10
David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET
(R, 1986, 120 min)
Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of the eighties and one of the best mystery films ever made, here is a stunning work of art that paints the mysteries behind human relationships and the masked fantasies of the human psyche. Kyle MacLachlan stars as a man trying to solve the mystery of a severed ear he discovers while walking through a field but gets ensnared in a sensual relationship with a gorgeous, enigmatic woman much older than him.
Jonathan Demme’s THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
(R, 1991, 118 min)
Anthony Hopkins is the cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, virtually entombed in a subterranean prison for the criminally insane. At the behest of the FBI, agent-in-training Clarice Starling approaches Lecter, requesting his insights into the identity and methods of a serial killer named Buffalo Bill. In exchange, Lecter penetrates Starling’s most painful memories. But as their relationship develops, Starling is forced to confront not only her own hidden demons…but also an evil so powerful she might not have the courage to stop it!
Please note that this film may contain negative depictions of people or cultures. Why are we showing it? This film was a product of its time. While it does not represent the views of the Carolina Theatre, we hope that it will provide a glimpse into American culture during its time, help spark conversation, and help us to build a better future for all in Durham.