"Kiss of the Spider Woman" at the Million Dollar Theatre
Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets available for purchase at the theatre beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
On stage before the screening: producer of the film David Weisman, in conversation with Catherine Benamou, Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies, UC Irvine
A free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about the history and architecture!
Join us for a free afterparty at Clifton's after the screening!
About the Film
This 1985 Brazilian-American film is based on the 1976 novel by Argentine writer Manuel Puig. William Hurt and Raúl Juliá star as cellmates in a Brazilian prison. Hurt portrays Luis Molina, a trans woman imprisoned for immoral behavior. Juliá’s Valentin Arregui is a political prisoner arrested for his work with an anti-government revolutionary group.
The unlikely pair develop a close relationship as Molina recounts the stories of her favorite films, distracting Arregui from the realities of prison life and the torture he suffers at the hands of his jailers. As the story unfolds, it’s unclear whether their friendship is real or just another fabrication.
William Hurt earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Kiss of the Spider Woman.
|Screening co-presented by|
|This screening is supported in part by|
Ainsley-Hicks Family Foundation