“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?” A human ear discovered in a field leads wholesome college student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) into the orbit of tormented nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) and psychotic criminal Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper), where he must confront his small town’s sordid underbelly—and his own inner darkness. Braiding together innocence and menace, David Lynch’s surrealism-infused neo-noir is a dark jewel of the cult-film canon.
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Beginning with the films and events scheduled for June 3, BMFI is returning to open seating. Patrons will seat themselves in the theater in their preferred location and can change seats if desired.