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Friday, July 19th · After dark (around 8:30pm) · Pickering Square, Downtown Bangor, Maine (MAP)

FREE admission — Cheap concessions available — Bring your own seating

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.

Coming up:  July 26 – Cape Fear | August 2 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit | August 9 – Rain date (if needed)


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