Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
7:30pm

NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD - THE 20th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR
Double Feature!
KISS ME DEADLY / CITY OF FEAR
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation
Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.
35 mm!

KISS ME DEADLY
1955, Park Circus/UA, 105 min, USA, Dir: Robert Aldrich

Some critics see it as the apotheosis of noir style and the definitive statement on American paranoia in the Atomic Age. Others see it as screenwriter A.I. Bezzerides’ smirking send-up of author Mickey Spillane’s popular 1950s macho fantasies. Decide for yourself as hard-headed private eye Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) va-va-vooms his way through sunny and sinister Los Angeles in search of “the Great Whatsit.”


35 mm!
Archival Print!

CITY OF FEAR
1959, Sony Repertory, 81 min, USA, Dir: Irving Lerner

An escaped con (Vince Edwards) thinks he’s stealing a cache of heroin, but he’s actually toting around enough radioactive material to destroy the parts of Los Angeles left standing at the end of KISS ME DEADLY. This tough little shoestring production is innovatively assembled by co-writer/actor Steven Ritch (PLUNDER ROAD) and director Irving Lerner (MURDER BY CONTRACT), and it has one of the first scores by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith. Co-starring Lyle Talbot and John Archer.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Apr 15, 2018 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Fri, Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
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James Ellroy In Person!
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Tue, Apr 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Apr 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Apr 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Apr 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Apr 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
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