Friday, July 19, 2013; 8:30 p.m.
Location: Pickering Square, Water Street, Bangor, Maine
Contact: River City Cinema; 207.358.9396
River City Cinema presents NOIR BENEATH THE STARS in Pickering Square, Downtown Bangor, Maine. It’s 6 Friday nights of the most memorable mugs, thugs, dolls, and molls to ever hit the silver screen.
Shows begin after sundown (around 8:30 or so). Bring your own seating. Admission is FREE, and cheap concessions are available.
KISS ME DEADLY
1955 • 87 min Directed by Robert Aldrich • Written by Mickey Spillane (novel), A.I. Bezzerides (screenplay) • Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Cloris Leachman, Maxine Cooper, Gaby Rodgers, Paul Stewart
In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane’s novel, directed by Robert Aldrich, the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker stars as snarling private dick Mike Hammer, whose decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, KISS ME DEADLY is a film noir masterwork as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema.