Film Noir Matinee Series

Kiss Me Deadly, 1955

Kiss Me Deadly Film PosterWhat happens when writer Mickey Spillane and director Robert Aldrich team up in the middle of Red Scare-era America? The result, Kiss Me Deadly, presents Spillane’s morally bankrupt detective, Mike Hammer, who is sucked into the quest for a “Pandora’s Box,” the “great whatsit” at the center of this tale of violence, greed, and Cold War paranoia.

Join other noir enthusiasts for the film and discussion on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., as we jump forward in time to the end of the noir classic era with a film that takes the genre to its nihilistic edge.

Starring Ralph Meeker, Maxine Cooper, and Albert Dekker. B&W, Unrated. 104 minutes.