As part of Cornerhouse’s current My Noir season and Matinee Classics series, Stanley Kubrick’s 1956 noir classic The Killing will get a one-off screening next Wednesday afternoon. This film follows ex-con Johnny Clay who says he has a plan to make a killing and everybody wants in on it; however he underestimates the money-hungry, double-crossing dame Sherry Peatty. The film is Kubrick’s first fully funded feature and stars Vince Edwards, Sterling Hayden and Coleen Gray, with a screenplay from Jim Thompson. Adapted from the novel Clean Break by Lionel White this noir-ish heist film is far more satisfying than most of Kubrick’s later work. After this matinee screening there will be a discussion led by freelance film educator Maggie Hoffgen.

Wed 27 Nov, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, 1.30pm, £7.50 (£5.50 concessions),

Wed 27 Nov
Steven Brown
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Sun 24 Nov 2013