Film Series : Recently Restored 2016

Kiss Me Deadly

1955, Robert Aldrich, USA, 1955, 106 min. With Ralph Meeker, Gaby Rodgers.

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 17th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Sep 19th 6:00pm

"Blisteringly nihilistic noir...'Remember me'? Aldrich's sadistic, fatalistic masterpiece is impossible to forget." — Nick Schager, Slant

"Va-va-voom! Pretty pow!” This legendary Atomic Age detective thriller (which provided both the title and one of the climactic clips of Thom Andersen's THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD) nukes the mystique of the private-eye hero. Retaining little of Mickey Spillane's pulp novel, Aldrich’s flamboyant direction and A.I. Bezzerides's hip screenplay recast macho superdick Mike Hammer as a self-centered smartass on the girls-and-gangsters-filled trail of a treasure chest that turns into a fiery Pandora’s Box. 2K DCP digital restoration from Park Circus. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Recently Restored film on any Saturday or relevant Sunday in September or October, and get a ticket for the second Recently Restored film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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