Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly

1955, USA, Dir: Robert Aldrich

Festival of the Future City/
Sun 03 November 2019

Kiss Me Deadly

1955, USA, Dir: Robert Aldrich

Kiss Me Deadly
Sun 03 November 2019,

Adapted from a hard-boiled, pulp-fiction novel by Mickey Spillane, this explosive Los Angeles-set movie follows ruthless private eye Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) as he tracks down a gang dealing in stolen radioactive material. Shown as part of the Festival of the Future City film noir series.

The on-street shooting captures a downtown Los Angeles that has now been lost as many of the Bunker Hill locations were demolished during redevelopment in the late 1960s. Among these were the original Angel’s Flight and the Hillcrest Hotel.

This screening is part of Festival of the Future City – an initiative of Festival of Ideas. Festival of the Future City takes place every two years in Bristol celebrating and debating the future of cities with talks, walks, debates, arts projects and new books.

The 2019 Festival of the Future City includes a film noir programme; classic utopian films about cities; cities in silent cinema; documentaries on New Towns, democracy, the housing crisis and the anthropocene in the series: Cities, Future Cities and Film. We are grateful to BFI for their support for this programme. See the complete film programme here.

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