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BLUE VELVET (EVENING COURSE: READING PICTURES)

DAVID LYNCH

This film screened on Tuesday 31st March 2015.

David Lynch’s award-winning thriller, with its scenes of masochism, dark humour and violence, caused what the late Roger Ebert referred to as “a national critical firestorm.” But how important is the critic’s review today? How has film criticism changed from the revered 1950s Cahiers du cinéma to a time when anyone can air their opinion in the blogosphere?

The Irish Times film critic Tara Brady will discuss Blue Velvet, its critical reception and consider the role of the critic today.

This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, Reading Pictures (Tuesdays, March 3rd – April 7th). Full course price: €70 (€65 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie (individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)

120 minutes, U.S.A, 1986, Crime/Thriller/Mystery, Director: David Lynch

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