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Blue Velvet photo exhibit opens

WILMINGTON NC (WWAY) — The film Blue Velvet was made here twenty-five years ago and it helped put Wilmington on the movie map.

The dark David Lynch drama was set throughout the city, and the part of lead mad man Frank Booth was perfect for Dennis Hopper. Now a cult classic, Blue Velvet is being honored with an exhibit of memorabilia and photographs from the production.

The display is in the former apartment home of Dennis Hopper and the photos capture the cast on and off the movie set.

Steve Fox put the exhibit together, “the photographs come form Peter Braatz who was a German film student who Lynch invited to Wilmington simply for the purpose of documenting the production and he took close to one thousand black and white stills behind the scenes and created a documentary called, No Frank in Lumberton, which will be played in the Cucalorus film festival this week.”

Photographer Peter Braatz will be at the exhibit and just in case you missed the movie Blue Velvet is playing at the display, which is at 20 Princess St in downtown Wilmington. You can catch the exhibition now through Sunday.

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