Killer's Kiss

USA | 1955 | 67 minutes | Stanley Kubrick

February 18, 2019

In Stanley Kubrick's second feature, a struggling New York boxer risks his life to protect a nightclub dancer from her gangster boss.

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Killer's Kiss was 27-year-old Stanley Kubrick's first distributed film-an inventive and kinetic tribute to film noir and his hometown, Manhattan. The simple story-a boxer's affair with a mobster's woman puts them both in peril-is a springboard for the young director to show off remarkable skills as a director, cameraman, and editor. Using a largely amateur cast, shooting without sync sound, and limited to 100-foot rolls of film in his portable Eyemo camera, Kubrick made the first amateur feature to receive international distribution. The rest is history.


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SIFF Cinema Egyptian Back Bar
Chef Joshua Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective presents:

  • Hot Dog Sandwich ($5) - griddled hebrew national dog, butter toasted martins potato roll, ketchup and stone ground mustard
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich ($8) - spiced fried chicken, martins potato roll, lemon mayo, iceberg lettuce
  • Frito Pie ($6) - juanita's tortilla chips topped with 3 bean chili, cheddar cheese, crema, minced onions

  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Principal Cast: Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, Jerry Jarret, Mike Dana
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1955
  • Running Time: 67 minutes
  • Producer: Stanley Kubrick, Morris Bousel
  • Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Harold O. Sackler
  • Cinematographers: Stanley Kubrick
  • Editors: Stanley Kubrick
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm