Film Screening: Body Heat

The Frist Center continues its movie series related to their exhibit (AKA the Femme Fatale movie series) with Body Heat, a 1981 thriller starring William HurtKathleen Turner and Richard Crenna. Here’s a synopsis:

In the midst of a soaring Florida heat wave, Matty, a classy, seductive, unhappily married socialite, begins a steamy affair with Ned, a small-town lawyer. After several weeks of electrifying encounters and confessions of love, Matty makes it clear that she wants to leave her husband, but that she also wants his money. In order to live a life of luxury and eschew the secrecy of their relationship, Matty convinces Ned to kill her husband. This study of complicity, sexual obsession, and double crosses, which is told through masterful dialogue and a feeling for character, is a fascinating and powerful drama.

The film starts at 7pm at the Frist Center auditorium. It’s first-come-first-served, so get there early for a good seat (and popcorn). Also, you might want to bring a seat cushion.




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