Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Interviews from David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

Through March 31, Film Forum will screen a restored version of David Lynch’s masterpiece Blue Velvet, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, and Dennis Hopper. The film set in a small-town suburb is a prime example of Lynch’s ability to peel back the veneer of polite society to expose the darkness underneath.

In the film, a plucky young man (MacLachlan) navigates a dangerous world where a psychopathic criminal (Hopper) and tragic nightclub singer (Rossellini) draw him deeper into a surreal mystery.

In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, we’ve collected several behind-the-scenes interviews and photos that show the making of Lynch’s 1986 movie, reminding us that “It’s a strange world,” as MacLachlan’s Jeffrey Beaumont said.