Loosely based on the lives of the infamous “Lonely Hearts Killers,” the slickness and sympathy of the era’s Bonnie and Clydes and Dog Day Afternoons is eschewed for this strange and sordid slice of true crime. An obese and lovelorn woman forms a chillingly unconventional relationship with a suave con artist, with whom she travels the country defrauding and murdering other lonely women.
Hot + Bothered: Films of Temptation and Personal Destruction
Fridays, July 6 – August 3, 8PM
Organized jointly by the Hammer and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Hot + Bothered is a five-night outdoor screening series featuring the disturbed downfalls of characters seduced by the unattainable. Whether an aging businessman, a Japanese prostitute, or a biblical strongman, these tortured souls are doomed by their own desires. Cash bar open at 7pm. Pre-show music at 8pm by the street busking ensemble, The Not So Lonelies. Screenings start at sundown. Content is for mature audiences.
Supported in part by the UCLA Arts Initiative
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, and an anonymous donor.