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Tue, May 22, 2018 6:30pm –


Museum of the City of New York
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New York  New York  10029
United States
Museum of the City of New York

From Photography to Film Noir: Stanley Kubrick’s Early Career

Image: Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine, Prizefighter [Walter Cartier during a fight.], 1948 ©SK Film Archives/Museum of the City of New York.

When young Kubrick first transitioned from photography to cinema, he tried his hand at film noir. New York magazine film critic Emily Yoshida and co-curators of the exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, Donald Albrecht and Sean Corcoran, examine two of his earliest works, Day of the Fight (1951, 16 min) and Killer’s Kiss (1955, 67 min), in this screening and talkback.

About the Films: 
Day of the Fight (Stanley Kubrick, 1951, 16 min)
In his first short documentary film, Kubrick follows Irish-American boxer Walter Cartier on April 17, 1950 as he goes through his daily ritual in preparation for a fight with Bobby James.

Killer’s Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, 1955, 67 min)
In this romantic film noir, Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), a washed up New York City boxer, falls in love with dancer Gloria Price (Irene Kane) and must embark on a dangerous mission to save her.