Kubrick’s The Killing 1956: Screening

Festivals and Celebrations

14 Feb 2019

After his release from Alcatraz, Johnny Clay masterminds a brilliant criminal scheme to steal USD2,000,000 from a local racetrack in which “no one will get hurt.” But his scheme is complicated by the wife of one of his cohort and her ruthless boyfriend, airport regulations, and a small dog.

The Killing purposely confuses the viewer through keen story structure choices and twists on the heist genre. The result is a disorientation that forwards a theme that trickery, thievery, and crime—even those which are meticulously planned, are doomed to failure.

Despite performing poorly at the box office, Kubrick’s first “mature film” has gained a cult following in later years, with several film critics placing it among their top films of all times.

The event will be at the Mitchell Theatre.


Disabled access available


Free Entry

Event Times

14 Feb 2019

Once Only Event


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