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The Killing

Despite performing poorly at the box office, Kubrick’s first mature film gained a cult following in later years.

After his release from Alcatraz, Johnny Clay masterminds a brilliant criminal scheme to steal $2,000,000 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.

The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast. He returns to an earlier passion for films as a program director for a Queensland cinema group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.



Thursday 14 February 2019 from 6pm to 8.15pm



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