Seminar: Blue Velvet


Film critic Beatrice Loayza leads this virtual seminar on David Lynch's thoroughly disturbing and mesmerizing 1986 film.

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How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

At least one week before the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film ourselves, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, January 14 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

Have any technical questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

About the Speaker

Beatrice Loayza is a film and theater critic whose writing has appeared in The A.V. Club, The Guardian, Film Comment, Sight & Sound, and others. 



Spawned from the mind of David Lynch, Blue Velvet is a deeply disturbing mixture of the heartfelt and horrific.