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Electric Sheep Film Club: Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly

Date: Wednesday 10 February

Time: 8pm

Venue: Prince Charles Cinema, London

Price: £6.50/£4.00 Prince Charles members (new 2010 prices)

Certificate: 12

Dir: Robert Aldrich, USA 1955, 106 mins

Prince Charles Cinema website

ticket WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY, Prince Charles Cinema, 8pm : Twisted Valentine screening: KISS ME DEADLY

Here’s your antidote to forthcoming Valentine soppiness: promising ‘red-blood kisses’ and ‘white-hot thrills’, Kiss Me Deadly is a noir classic that has lost none of its power to shock and surprise. Private investigator Mike Hammer, a thuggish, macho anti-hero, is drawn into a bottomless pit of conspiracy and corruption after picking up a mysterious and beautiful hitch-hiker. Exposing the black soul of America in the atomic age, this is as hard-boiled as it gets.

Film students and aspiring film writers are invited to enter our film writing competition: write a 200-word review of Kiss Me Deadly and send it to ladyvengeance@electricsheepmagazine.com, marked ‘Film writing competition’ in the subject line. Jason Wood, director of programming at Curzon Cinemas, film journalist and author of 100 American Independent Films and 100 Road Movies among others, will select the best review. Deadline: Thursday 25 February. The selected review will be published on the Electric Sheep website in March. This is a regular feature of the Electric Sheep Film Club. You can read November’s winning review of Repulsion here.

Next screening: WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH – Special Guy Maddin double bill!