Film Noir Matinee Series: 'Kiss Me Deadly'

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 2 p.m.

What 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, 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.