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    The Killer Inside Me

    Start Date: Friday 7/2/2010 — End Date: Thursday 7/8/2010

    ased on the legendary pulp novel by hard-boiled writer Jim Thompson (The Grifters) and set in a small Texas town in the 1950s, The Killer Inside Me stars Casey Affleck as Lou Ford, a sheriff’s deputy who is clean-shaven, unassuming, polite… and a sadistic sociopath. A beautiful prostitute named Joyce (Jessica Alba) awakens repressed memories in Lou, as well as violent passions that compel him to hatch an insane plot that will also involve his longtime girlfriend Amy (Kate Hudson). Narrated by Lou, the original book inspired Stanley Kubrick to call it ‘the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever read,’ and Michael Winterbottom’s film version is remarkably faithful to its source, to the extent of making the violence explicit, brutal and disturbing. Jim Thompson’s dark and savage noir universe is sharply etched by period detail and terrific performances by Affleck and the supporting cast, which also includes Ned Beatty, Elias Koteas, Tom Bower, Simon Baker and Bill Pullman. Rated R. Writer: John Curran. Director: Michael Winterbottom. (US 2010) 108 min.

    Location: Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street San Rafael


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