It’s interesting how, with the passage of time, popular films can become “art” films. Consider two crime stories playing in alternative movie spaces this weekend. On Friday, The Indianapolis Museum of Art screens Robert Aldrich’s “Kiss Me Deadly,” featuring Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer. It’s part of the Winter Nights film noir series (and it includes a cartoon before the feature). Details here.
On Sunday, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art kicks off its series of films paired with a complementary book with “Dial M for Murder,” the Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. Following the screening at the Central Library, Paul Katz of the Herron School of Art and Design discusses the film and the thematically related book “The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde. Details here.