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Kiss Me Deadly & Seven: Night & Day Film Noir!

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January 9th at 7:00pm until January 16th at 11:30pm

For the 6th cycle in The Night and Day Film Noir series curated by Brandon Ryan, Central Cinema is pleased to present 2 one night screening’s of Robert Aldrich’s “Kiss Me Deadly” and David Fincher’s “Seven”

I now have 2 screenings a night! 7:00pm and 9:30pm

Advance purchase general admission tickets: $6.00
Day-of-show general admission: $8.00

Wednesday, January 6, 2012 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm: KISS ME DEADLY:

Wednesday, January 16, 2012 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm: SEVEN:

In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane’s novel, directed by Robert Aldrich (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen), the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker (Paths of Glory, The Dirty Dozen) 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 masterpiece 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.

Se7en follows the story of two homicide detectives tracking down a sadistic serial killer who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins. Brad Pitt stars as Detective David Mills, a hopeful but naive rookie who finds himself partnered with veteran Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman). Together they trace the killers every step, witnessing the aftermath of his horrific crimes one by one as the victims pile up in rapid succession, all the while moving closer to a gruesome fate neither of them could have predicted

In this series, the focus will be to examine classic film noir movies spanning to the neo noir genre of modern day films. Film noir, a classic film style of the 1940s and 50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood’s finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femme fatales and moral conflict. While modern day neo noir utilizes elements of classic film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent or unacceptable to the viewing public in the 40s and 50s.