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Kyle MacLachlan will introduce a Blue Velvet screening tomorrow

Joshua Rothkopf

There's never a bad time to return to Blue Velvet, David Lynch's masterful suburban thriller. A cinematic revelation unlike anything else that emerged from the 1980s, the movie remains a key touchstone of surrealist cinema, pointing the way toward Twin Peaks and making the mainstream a more wonderfully wild place in the process. (Need proof? Here are the ten weirdest David Lynch moments.)

In fact, the only thing that could possibly improve on the Rubin Museum's Friday 9:30pm screening ($10 admission) would be if star Kyle MacLachlan introduced the movie—which is exactly what's happening! If you've never been to the Rubin, carve out a little time beforehand to explore: It's a beautiful collection of art from the Himalayas and neighboring regions, with a special emphasis on Tibet. (If you'll recall, MacLachlan's Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks had a special thing for Tibet.)

Oh, and did we mention that the Rubin serves cocktails at its Cabaret Cinema series too? This event just gets better and better.


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