Thursday, December 31, 2015

Order Heineken at your own peril at Uncomfortable Brunch's screening of Blue Velvet

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 6:05 AM

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Our favorite addition to last year's film scene was the monthly Uncomfortable Brunch at Will's Pub. The conceit is simple: Watch an unsettling art film with a bunch of strangers while noshing on brunch and knocking back Bloody Marys. Their slate for 2016 looks particularly solid, too, with viewings of Straw Dogs, Breaking the Waves and Pink Flamingos scheduled. But their 2016 kick-off session may eclipse all of those. As Uncomfortable Brunch main man Joshua Martin says, "To be called 'Uncomfortable Brunch' and not show Blue Velvet is so absurd that to even consider it is deserving of public mockery." The 1986 David Lynch film features one of the most unsettling performances of all time in Dennis Hopper's psychotic Frank. The exploration of the seedy underbelly of a seemingly quiet town inspired Lynch and Mark Frost to expand the concept into a series, Twin Peaks. We don't want to give anything away for those who haven't seen it, but suffice to say that you should order Heineken at your own peril. 

noon | Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | Sunday | willspub.org | uncomfortablebrunch.com | $10-$12


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