Levenshulme Film Club hosts regular movie screenings at the Inspire Centre – a warm and vibrant community hub in the heart of the south Manchester suburb. But such a welcoming place is perhaps an unexpected location for tonight’s choice of viewing: David Lynch’s 1986 cult classic Blue Velvet. Though it may open with beautiful blue skies, sunshine, white picket fences and perfectly maintained lawns, it just wouldn’t be a Lynch film if there wasn’t something twisted lurking beneath the surface of this seemingly idyllic suburban town. Beginning with the discovery of a mysterious disembodied ear lying in a field, prepare to be dragged further and further into chaos as this dark and surreal tale of violence, murder and voyeurism unfolds. Don’t let that put you off though; Blue Velvet is an excellent introduction to the work of a brilliant film-maker. To tempt you further, the Inspire café will be on hand providing a meal – pretty good value for a £5.50 ticket. Craft beers will also be available to purchase.

Fri 23 May, Levenshulme Inspire, 747 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 3AR, Tel: 0161 850 5717, 7pm, £5.50, www.facebook.com

Fri 23 May
Laura Scott
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Fri 23 May 2014